Saturday, June 20, 2009
Longings & Lazy Lounging
A few things I miss about America. Specifically...the south.
2) skin-so-soft used as a bug repellent
3) Huge, ginormous watermelons
4) tanning beds & pedicures
5) Mexican, Japanese and Mediterranean restaurants
7) Diet. Dr. pepper
8) consignment shops & thrift stores
9) my friends and family
10) choirs singing
11) ladies retreats........ohhh....but get this.....
Next Tuesday morning I'll board a budget airline flight to Madrid, Spain where I'll spent three days and two restful nights with my friend and fellow missionary wife, Dani Joy.
Sounds fancy, doesn't it?
Well, my plane ticket costs less than $20. I can't check any luggage. I'm almost certain that I'll not get any peanuts or soft drinks. I'll probably have to sit in some one's lap. I just hope they can afford to put enough fuel in the plane. (I mean seriously...how can an airline survive charging such ridiculously low fares?!) With toll roads and $8 a gallon gas....it's silly to not fly.
I'm not complaining, mind you...it's just a thought. For a consignment shop-thrift store shopping gal....this is my type of airline! Forget the thrills, just give me cheap!
My 1 cabin bag can weigh up to 22 pounds and must contain my purse, laptop and anything that I'll be taking. Oh, and it can only be so big...like the size of a back pack.
It's a good thing that I'm not high maintenance.
Must haves for my trip:
5)wi-fi capable hotel room
Just give me technology, and I'm good to go. That's not high maintenance, is it?
Enjoy these beautiful pictures of Madrid, and pretend that I took them. Pretend I did all the sight seeing there is to do in such a grand city.
Because in reality, you'll find my friend and I sitting in a Starbucks sipping frapuccinos & giggling. Or maybe even in the hotel room at 2:00 pm eating breakfast in our pj's. (I'll spare you those pictures)
When I say restful.... that's exactly what I mean.
But you know me, I'll probably manage to get a few pictures in... ;)
So don't go judging me. This trip is costing less than your average trip to Wal-Mart. Cheap travel between European countries is one of the perks of living over here.
But remember....I don't have Krispy Kreme.
(I'd trade you any day)