I'm Soooooooo Excited....

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Okay, so I can’t sing like one of the Pointer Sisters. And as far as looks, not even in the same stratosphere. But if I could or did, I’d be on the rooftop shoutin’…


(Check it out on YouTube)

What am I all fired up about?

I’m going on vacation!

Stay with me and don't roll your eyes. It may not seem like a big deal, but I don’t get out much. I've traveled some, visited friends and family, and even been to Mexico four times--on mission trips. (Not exactly luxury accommodations.)

My life (which I adore, by the way) is pretty calm, sedate, and basically dull. There’s not a lot of extra cash in the stash and I’m a bit of a lone wolf when it comes to socializing.

But the last few years, I've been trying to up my game in regards to the enjoyment factor. This time, I hit the jackpot.

My niece and her husband booked a trip to Cozumel and invited anyone interested to come along. My immediate reaction was, “Nah, can’t do it.”

Didn’t give it much of a second thought until one of my friends said, “What are you thinking? This is perfect.”

And I realized she was right. The fact that there would be a group of people in the area, but we’d all be doing our own thing, made this absolutely ideal for me. 

The trip is in January (Hmmm….sun and beaches in the middle of the winter. Can you say AWESOME?) and is all-inclusive. This means that for one price, airfare, hotel, and even food are paid in advance so there is no cash outlay unless you go on excursions or buy lots of trinkets. (I’m not the touristy type, but I do hear Cozumel is famous for amethyst, which happens to be my birthstone.)

I can't swim so snorkeling is probably out of the question, but I'm up for trying it in a life jacket. Will probably look pretty silly, but who cares?
Visions of me lying by on a beach, Kindle in hand, sipping some non- alcoholic, fruity drink occupies my thoughts often these days.

Could it possibly get any better?

Actually yes: Delayed billing until next summer. *cha-ching* Only thing I need to do is get a new passport because mine expired a couple of months ago. And stay away from the stores because all their summer/beachy type stuff is on clearance right now. Woo hoo!

I’ve always said that my retirement venue in a few years would be a shack, Wifi, and a nine-hole golf course. This trip could be a trial-run. Who knows? Maybe I’ll put a down payment on a hut, and secure my future.
Then I'll really be happy-dancing on the beach to my favorite Pointer Sister song.

Don't worry:  I'll send pix.


Dora Hiers August 23, 2013 at 7:44 AM  

Ah, Kimberly, I'm super excited for you! Sounds like you'll have a blast, and I'm proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone. Wishing you a Son-kissed weekend!

Tom Threadgill August 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM  

How fun! I highly recommend a day trip to the Mayan ruins at Tulum if you haven't been. It's not far and is very interesting. Take lots of pictures!

J'nell Ciesielski August 23, 2013 at 9:59 AM  

You'll have such an awesome time! We cruised to the Caribbean last summer and went snorkeling. Amazing! And yes, they do give you life vests so don't worry.

Susan August 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM  

Oh have FUN!!! And yes, put up pics! Especially if you dance on the beach like the Pointer Sisters:) Big hair and all!

Barbara Lynn Culler August 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM  

Wow-that's exciting!

Hey, if you wear a life vest, you float on top of the water, and move by propelling feet with the fins- so worth it! Try it!

Anonymous,  August 26, 2013 at 11:42 AM  

How fun! There is nothing better than enjoying the beach life while the rest of us are freezing our buns off here! Post lots of pics and maybe you will bring back your own cabana boy! LOL!

Anonymous,  August 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM  

P.S. You have plenty of time to sign up for Swim lessons between now and January so you can Snorkel like a pro! Snorkeling has been one of our very favorite excursion activities.

Karla Akins August 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM  

Oh this sounds heavenly! Put me in your pocket!

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