Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I so need a vacation!

It's been almost eight years since the hubby and me have gone away just the two of us. We've taken many trips with the kids and they've been great...real honest to goodness family bonding time and we loved every minute. We even got away 3 times without them for weekends away with friends. But as fun as those weekend were, (and trust me, there were some really fun times!!) it just was not what we need. We are in such desperate need of some time away...just us...to reconnect and enjoy each other without worries and stress and appointments and everything else that makes up the busy life of two parents with two young children.

The idea for this trip just kinda happened. I wasn't looking to plan a trip...it really just fell into our laps.

I'm a huge Disney fan...everyone knows that. Luckily, hubby shares the love as well. We've been fortunate enough to be able to take our kids the last three years in a row and will take them again the end of this year. We love being there together as a family...but hubby and I have said "How cool will it be when we can come all by ourselves!" Not that we don't like being with our kids, but there are things at Disney World that don't particularly interest the kids...like World Showcase at Epcot. It's something we usually kinda skip over cause they don't want to watch the films and inspect each pavilion.

So back in January, I was visiting a Disney planning message board that I frequent, gathering info for the December trip and lo and behold....Disney had announced a promotion for the spring. Book a 5 night trip, get a $300, $500 or $750 gift card, depending on which category of resort you stayed at.

Great deal......but what about airfare???

The $64 air on Southwest sealed it for us.

The price was too good to pass on and we said "What the hell!"

We booked the trip, organized the babysitters, and started planning it out. We leave in 9 days and I cannot wait. Each day, when the kids are screaming and my son is beating my daughter over the head with a toy golf club....I remind myself of how many days are left til we leave. I am so looking forward to waltzing through World Showcase, a fun drink in one hand, my beloveds' in the other. I can't wait to ride Tower of Terror, both my and hubby's favorite ride anywhere, and actually get to ride it together...been many years since we've been able to do that. I can't wait to just relax and not have to deal with anything besides what restaurant we're gonna eat at that day (we chose the quick service dining plan this time so we won't be tied to any dining reservations at all).

9 days and counting.....


  1. What a great deal! Have a good time :)

  2. Wow, that is a good deal. :) Have fun on your trip!

  3. Awesome!! Have a wonderful time!

  4. That sounds like so much fun! I'd love to do something like that, except my husband gets motion sickness on the rides I love. I really just need to go by myself, haha.

  5. Thanks ladies!!!

    Tracy, I am amazed at how many people go to Disney World solo! Don't think I could ever do it...but more power to 'em!

  6. Have an awesome time! We don't take many trips without the kids either, but some totally relaxing days without having to cater to them would be heavenly. I hope your trip is just that!

  7. Thanks!!! You know....before we booked this trip, I hadn't realized just how much we really needed it!!! Hubby and I have so little time alone together. Family time is great, but as a couple, it's next to nil. We rarely even get date nights anymore...if we get a sitter for the kids, it's usually cause we have something specific to do- party, etc... And we hate to burden our parents with too many babysitting nights.