I am told it is called a 'vacation,' but it flies in the face of everything I thought I knew about vacationing. When the husband announced that he, too, was taking time off this week, and then insisted that I rearrange MY time off so that they overlapped, I was all, "How sweet! He wants to help me work on the back-back-back 40 yards!"
But then he's all, "Where is your swimsuit?" and "do we have a duffel bag around here anywhere" and "go get some cash, we'll need it for the drive" and I'm all, "Oh! Are we going to the GOOD feed store? OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!, you're getting me my chickens, aren't you?! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH HONEY, YOU'RE THE BEST!"
And he gave me this REALLY patient look and said something like, "Oh, HELL to the no. Get in the car."
And now, we are here. Mammoth Lakes, CA. We're staying in a nifty "condo" (read: exceptionally nice hotel room with more than the average amenities - like a full kitchen, fireplace (off now for summer) and guess where the Denizens are?!
At home with their Wonder Nanny.
I....I....I....um...this is....ah....well, I'm not sure it's a particularly EFFECTIVE use of time and resources, because we still have an awful lot of...wait, is that BBQ? Mango-habenero sauce, you say....welllllllll, maybe just a BITE or two (NOM nom nom nom nom sluuuurp !belch! ...groan...nibble...nibble...scooooooop nom nom nom nom [thud!] zzzzzzzzzzz) <<= that was the food coma from last night. I ate so much I felt a little ill. And then I passed out. And probably snored like a hibernating bear that is allergic to itself...but it was wooooorth it.....
Aaaaanyway, I'm just saying that it would be more sensible and prudent if OOOOOOOOO, GONDOLA TO SUMMIT, HIKE BACK DOWN?!?! YESSSSSSSSSSSS, LEMME TIGHTEN UP MY LACES....ahrm!
What I am TRYING to get across here is that just because they have HORSIES!, gah!, day rides, and some of the most beautiful hiking terrain around, and some pretty thumping good dining and...um...stuff like...rock walls and...zip....lines...and...mountain bike...rentals...
I'll have to get back to you guys on that whole 'why this isn't a particularly good use of our time and resources' thing.
(All kidding aside, this appears to be an EXCELLENT time to be here; the room rates were very low because this is their, "No, really! We're year-round! PLEASE come spend money here!" season. There were plenty of rooms still available, and while we had a LITTLE party-action outside the window last night, it wasn't TOO crazy. I'm looking forward to getting my hiking boots good and filthy today...they are SHAMEFULLY clean!)
(And the mountains don't care what month it is - they are 100% awesome 365, 24/7.)
Glad you got away -- you could use a break. Enjoy!
Good on you - time to get away and remember how you ended up with the Denizens.
What fun! Yay for good husband! :)
Sweet! Have a WONDERFUL time, you deserve every minute!
Way to go, Tim! Tama, you poor dear...forced to vacate on your vacation...ha ha. Did you sneak in a little programming? I ask, because my "word verification" upon entering this comment, was "flanther"...just sounds like a Tama-sourced "word". I'll have to use it in a DQE email..heh
Have a wonderful break.
You lucky girl, you! What a darling hubbie you have to wisk you away on an ACTUAL vacation! (Note, I'm still waiting for mine to do this...may be a little jealous actually)
Anyway, have fun! The back 40 will be there waiting for you when you get home.
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