Sadly you are in for a few more trip related posts before I slip back to my normal “blast from the past” posts like Roop calls it. 🙂 She also passes on the Brilliante Weblog Award which I am thoroughly grateful for. There are plenty of people I want to pass it on but that will be a whole another post.
In this whole planning for a vacation and actually executing our plan, K and I had a lot of arguments/discussions. Many of them pertaining to what each of us wanted from our time off. I wanted to spend time away from home in some exotic location where it would be just the two of us for most parts. I pictured ourselves staying at a bed and breakfast inn, waking up to the sounds of nature and walking hands linked in some quaint rustic town. K on the other hand wanted his to be a time for reconnecting with old friends, spending time with family and the occasional retreat to exotic locales. Then there was this budget thing we had to agree on. While I had nothing against spending time with people, places fascinate me. I was in love with the idea of romance. The concept of a vacation rather than what I wanted from it.
What we actually did was a combination of people and places and in retrospect I do not think I could have made it any better. We had some really warm reunion with friends and family and in the process understood how much they meant to us. We spent evenings talking about some inane and some stimulating things. We could look back with reference to the people we knew from our past to see how far we had come and how much we retained of our past selves. It was an interesting journey both literally and figuratively. So, for now, I have decided our vacations need not be people or places. It can be both.
While a number of incidents on the trip kept my mental wheels spinning, I am yet to be able to translate my learning in words. Hopefully soon 🙂