What is the best vacation you have ever taken? Where do you dream of traveling? What is your perfect escape?
The best vacations I have ever taken are the ones with my family. Right now, since my mind is on Mom, I have spent a lot of time remembering the things we did together when I was younger. Vacations were always a big thing in our home. Every year we went to Lake Powell and every couple of years we went to Disneyland. I remember those trip the most. Mom loved Sea Port Village in San Diego California. I remember always getting fudge and divinity at this little shop with a cobblestone floor. What a weird thing to remember! I think I loved Disney with Mom the most! She was like a kid in a candy shop! She loved Disney and we could not help but love it too! I see her in myself when we are there with our kids. It really is a magical place. I loved walking down main street with her looking for a "bell" Christmas ornament. She collected bells and collected Christmas ornaments so it made perfect sense to buy bell ornaments! I will never forget the time that we went over to the Disneyland Hotel to get breakfast. That was one of the first times we went to Disneyland. I could not have been more then 11 or 12 years old. Mom found this breakfast buffet for a great price. We all ran in and started eating at a VERY NICE buffet bar. It only took mom a few minutes to realize that the cheap price was M-Sat and it was a Sunday morning. That day was the champagne brunch and not so cheap. Mom was literally sick! This has always been a funny family vacation story but I still think it make Mom a little sick.
We have taken the kids to Disney 3 times now and they love it as much as I did! I think it by far my most favorite place to go.
Where do I dream of traveling? The Caribbean. My mom and I planned on going to Jamaica together the summer after my sophomore year of college. That never happened as I got married that summer instead. We never did take that trip. Dave and I planned a cruise a year ago and Jamaica would have been one of our stops. I was so excited but I somehow lost his citizenship papers and we could not travel without them. It took the INS a full year to get us a new certificate (we just received it 2 months ago) so we still have not taken that trip to the Caribbean. Someday!