I’ve decided that I need to get away and have a little change of scenery, and take a real vacation. Not a vacation where I need to move anyone, take care of any animals, or worry about family obligations. It appears that, when I take these factors into consideration, I haven’t had a real vacation since I went on a cruise to Mexico back in January 2007. Yes, 2000 and SEVEN. So I’m thinking that I’d like to do a little backpacking/camping, since it has been tooooo long since I’ve been outside for any length of time. And, I’m thinking that I’d like to take this trip maybe late October or early November. Which leads me to a couple of limitations I have – first, money. I need to go on the cheap. While I may have some annual leave hours in my account, I don’t have a lot of money (Zoe has not been very helpful in this department lately, as my below post might have hinted at). So, camping/backpacking seems to be a good way to go, for the most part. Which leads to weather – I’m more inclined to do a desert trip, since the desert will be warmer during the day and good for trekking. And then there is the issue of me going alone – which I would love to do – but I’m not sure it’s the safest option. I’m not worried about people, really, but more about car trouble, being bitten by a snake, or breaking a leg or something like that. But, I really do want to get away from any crowds and be away from people for a while.

So, I’ve posted a little poll for you to weigh in on what you think I should do. You can even choose more than one option! Or, if none of those options sound good and you have a better idea of what I should do, feel free to leave me a comment in response to this post. Anything to get me out of my little box, sitting in front of my little box, driving in my little box, back and forth between little boxes. I need to feel like a human being again! :oP
By the way – Zoe is doing much better, after a month of recovering from a combination of transient (hopefully) diabetes and kidney failure. These issues seemed to have stemmed from her steroids which apparently caused her to block insulin production, which ultimately resulted in her spending three nights in the kitty hospital and me delaying my hopes of paying off my credit cards for at least another few months. But I’m glad she’s all better now, and hopefully will be for some time to come.

2 thoughts on “Need…A…Vacation…

  1. All your vacation sites sound great though Big Sur lessens the snake bite possibilities but increases the crazy people quotient. But if you’re not worried about human folk, then when you do break that leg, at least you’ll have someone around to take you to the hospital 3 hours away in their pimped out, junker of a car! Are you back to square one yet? Love you….Mom

  2. I am glad to see you have chosen such popular places with which to escape reality. I’m not familiar enough with them to voice a preference, but you’d best be near home so Zoe can rely on your caring as she recovers. An Oceanside motel? Or is that too near work? Tijuana? Too worrisome? Yosemite at the Awahnee? Hmm, yes, now I’m getting somewhere. That sounds like fun to me!

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