People or Places?

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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

6 comments

  1. Haha.. My husband and I have the same predicament. I would definitely want to meet as many people as possible when I make a trip somewhere, but my husband is usually more interested in seeing places. We can never agree on that, so we end up doing what you did, a little of both, and I am usually very happy with that, but I am not sure what my husband thinks.

  2. “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.” – put nicely!Exactly my most favorite thing to do when I meet my old friends.

  3. 50lbs of luggage? sounds like a firm believer of traveling light!

    I am glad that you took the people option as well, that translates into more interesting posts for us blog readers:)

  4. Laksh …. “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 …. ” I was reading and imagining u and K touch wood.. so nicely put.. anyway this was so much like me and AD, somehow he always wins and I always end up saying wow that was a nice vacation good we had some friends but next time let us try and go ourselves…:)

  5. I guess I would have opted for the bed & breakfast, just the two of us kinda vacation too; never happened. πŸ™‚ Though, I guess a balance of both will also be fine (balance and a libra πŸ˜‰ ) That also never happened in my life. I just am glad that K and you had this nice break and we all get to read about it. A vacation is a vacation. I guess πŸ˜‰ Don’t know if I made sense in this comment or I just went blabbering as usual.

  6. @Rekha: You should check with him for sure. I am curious.
    @anamika: Half the fun is in talking about our past selves right? πŸ™‚
    @sachita: haha! It was a two week trip almost so had to lug all that around. Jackets/Sneakers and such.
    @Mads: Exactly! Thats what I told K. Next time its the B&B :0
    @Apar: Wish things were otherwise. 😦

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