Saturday, June 20, 2009

Longings & Lazy Lounging

A few things I miss about America.
Specifically...the south.

1) grits

2) skin-so-soft used as a bug repellent

3) Huge, ginormous watermelons

4) tanning beds & pedicures

5) Mexican, Japanese and Mediterranean restaurants

6) pepperoni

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 can an airline survive charging such ridiculously low fares?!) With toll roads and $8 a gallon's silly to not fly.

I'm not complaining, mind'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 the size of a back pack.

It's a good thing that I'm not high maintenance.

Must haves for my trip:

4)clean undies
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)


Jen said...

Hope you have a great time! Is that on Ryan Air or something? Gotta love being able to fly for $20!

TCKK said...

$20!!!!! Wow! Those pictures are beautiful. Now, we expect to see lots of real pictures from you later, of course. Hope you have a great time!!!

Pilar said...

Have lots of fun!!!!!

Jana said...

I love reading your blog! I was a missionary wife for 10 yr. in Mexico and I re-live it here! Keep up the good work! :)

Jill said...

Both of ya'll have a great time! Take lots of pictures.

Anne said...

I'm right behind you with #8-11... I definitely miss those too! We can't get Dr. Pepper here in Thialand but we do have awesome Mexican and Japanese restaurants:).

Enjoy your visit with Dani Joy, especially since you got your ticket for a super-cheap price!

Sandy Sellers said...

That is so great you are having a get away. I think and pray for you often. What a blessing to be able to go over to Spain. Have a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Fun post! Do you really miss tanning beds? I've never gone to one. I had a friend in Maine that went tanning in the winter to fight depression. I may have to go this July in order to see some light. It's been raining non-stop!

I hope you have a blast!!! I'm sure you will.

liz said...

Have a great time!! =)

God's Been Good said...

Hope you have a safe trip! Oh Krispy Kreme, how we love thee!