Wednesday, January 20

Vacation time!!!!!

Now, I don't want you all to feel sorry for me (well, you can if you like) but running a motel is 24/7 - I open up at 6.15am when I come downstairs, and we lock up at around 11pm when we go to bed. And unless we actually go away we don't get any time off. Our last day off was at the end of May 2009 (actually I went to the RWNZ conference in August, so for me it's August).

Anyway, there is a point to this in case you thought I was just on a ramble, in just over 9 weeks time we're having a two week vacation. I am counting the days and getting VERY excited. It's all I can think about. I've already planned what I'll have for breakfast (which won't surprise those who know me) as we're leaving early, and though I haven't packed my suitcase (that's the one thing I do leave until the last minute) I'm mulling over which clothes and books to take - and I noticed a swimsuit sale going on in a shop where I live, and I could do with another one.

We're not going far, just popping to Sunshine Beach on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.... because, you guessed it, we love the sunshine!!!! And hopefully in a couple of years we'll move there permanently!!

So what about you, any vacations coming up?


Alyson Noel said...

I helped run a hotel back when I lived in Mykonos, Greece, so I can totally sympathize with those long, long days!!

As for vacation, I have a little wine country stint tentatively planned in March, but only if I can hit my deadline first . . .


Sara Hantz said...

Wine country sounds good to me..... with a carrot like that you're bound to hit your deadline!!

Wendy Toliver said...

You totally deserve a vacation, Sara, and a sunshiney one at that!

And Alyson, I hope you get your wine country vacation.

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Sally, I didn't know you ran a hotel. Sounds cool, but definitely like hard work, so enjoy that vacay! It sounds fabulous.

Alyson, you totally deserve a vacation too so I hope you get it!

And since I just got back from my honeymoon, no planned trips for me yet, but I love to travel so as soon as I can afford to, I will be!

Sara Hantz said...

To be honest Steph, I'm 'moteled out' at the moment...... it's lost its appeal!!! I'm sure the vacation will sort me out though!