On Monday I get on a plane which will take me, by way of ATLANTA yeesh, aaaaaall the way to Texas where seperis hides out.
It's actually a fairly long vacation, with multiple climate zones! I am not kidding, I go all the way from South Padre, TX to Chicago, IL.
Let me sum up the weather differences: Brr.
So this week has been a series of errands, here, for your edification and you know, because I am too freaking excited is my to do list, followed by seperis's version of our itinerary with my comments in brackets.Vacation To-Do List
(this is in no way complete, my complete one is so anal retentive it's a little scary)
Collect ALL THE MEDICATIONS
HA! I HAVE DEFEATED YOU RITE AID AND WALGREENS
Do monthly med presort with alterations for 12 day trip.
Pour large bottles of toiletries into smaller bottles
CHARGE ALL THE ELECTRONICS
Do a final sync with my external HD for backup purposes.
Decide what goes into my carry on and what gets checked in
Decide if I'm going to undermine Jenn's plans and download a conversational spanish app for my iphone.
Make notes for grocery list and gird loins so as to not be overwhelmed by fancy cheese section
CHECK IN WITH DELTA YAY!!!
Whittle down jewelery to 2 pairs of earrings and 2 necklaces
Mock cat extra so he does not feel so lonely while I am gone.
Finish Rental Car Reservation
Call insurance guy and find out about car rental insurance and possibly have to call car rental place from airport and alter the agreement yet again. (THIS ONE SO IMPORTANT.)
pack the suitcaseVacation Schedule [Annotations by Ami in brackets and bolded.]
So far, we think we have a plan. Hotel and condo reservations bear this out. [WE CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING JENN. NO MORE CHANGES.]
Monday - Ami arrives! Dinner at Kerby Lane! Apparently pumpkin pancakes. [If there are pumpkin pancakes on the menu, then there is nothing else, only zool.]
Tuesday afternoon - train to San Antonio. [I'm actually being left ALL ALONE while Jenn goes off to work and stuff. Stupid responsible Jenn. I'll probably wander out into Austin proper. I've got other friends in the area and also, my bras are slowly giving out on me at the WORST TIMES. I may have to have an emergency visit to Lane Bryant.]
Tuesday through Thursday - Explore San Antonio. [And stay in this awesome Bed and Breakfast, which serves gourmet breakfasts and is run by an adorable lady who I'm sure thinks a lovely, jewish, lesbian couple from NYC are coming to stay.]
Thursday morning - leave for Port Isabel [Note: Jenn apparently does not drive. I don't mind? But we shouldn't let this step pass by without acknowledging that none of this is possible without me. I AM THAT IMPORTANT.]
Thursday afternoon - stop in Corpus Christi for lunch [NOMS.]
Thursday-Tuesday - South Padre! Condo on the beach! Balcony! Loafing! Hot chocolate and fajitas and homemade tortillas on the balcony
! Exciting cooking! Pirate cruise! ATVs! Horseback riding! Massages! Last three in the same place
! [ALSO DOLPHINS DAMNIT. THERE WILL BE DOLPHINS! And maybe a gorgeous nature DRIVE (no walking, this is vacation damnit).]
Tuesday morning - return to San Antonio [With Ami driving. *G*]
Wednesday morning - return to Austin/New York and Real Life. Bah.[My vacation doesn't quite end here, I leave Jenn in Austin and continue for about a two day train ride. Yes, I did this on purpose. As a birthday gift for myself. I booked a gorgeous train ride for the experience and the pretties. The last leg goes up to Albany and then down through Poughkeepsie, it's an amazing view. The whole way.]
I was originally going to try to do this with a carry on size, but based on the length of the trip and the number of climate changes, I've moved up a size and have added a bag the size of a medium messenger bag to take on the long train ride so I can check the suit case.You can also read this entry here with comment/s. You can comment here or there. OpenID is enabled.