Thursday, March 12, 2009

A plea for vacation.

I think everyone gets to this point every year, or every six months, or every week...whatever your stance may be, we all need a BREAK. And let me tell you, my vacation-o-meter is off the charts. I need some time off. So bad that I was willing to call my work, tell them I wouldn't be in for the next week, and hop on a plane the next day to go to Hawaii. Prudence and common sense (plus the fact that Elisha was scheduled to work 2 days and wouldn't get some photography editing done) narrowly averted that plan. I mean, we actually thought about this!!

However, the desire still lingers, like a lion stalking an unwary wildebeest. Vacation-fever is like cowbell-fever, there's only one prescription. So, in lieu of a crazy, $1000+ plus spur-of-the-moment trip to Hawaii, we'll have to settle for my parent's house in Sunriver.

It's nice to have parents who own vacation homes that one doesn't have to pay for. So for the next few days, Elisha, Siku and I will be happily lounging in Eastern Oregon, far away from all kinds of things that constantly press on our everyday lives. I think others can sympathize - are there other folks who just HAVE to get away from their place of residence to actually become un-busy? We find ourselves constantly filling our plate with things to do if we're home on the weekend, so much so that a weekend really doesn't feel like a break, it feels like the work of the week with different stuff going on. Instead of work, we're running errands, or cleaning, or trying to come up with something else to do. A weekend with a fireplace, hot tub, good books and good company sounds just like what the doctor ordered.

Oh, and we're already planning our next vacation, and all of you ski/snowboard enthusiasts should join in. Whistler/Blackcomb is holding a weeklong ski/snowboard competition/party and has some great rates - about $200 per person (US) for a 3-night, 4 day stay + 2 day flex lift ticket. We'll be there, will you?


Mapper99 said...

Check out the new Whistler/Blackcomb ski mountain trail maps here:

Ski Maps

Anonymous said...

I know the feeling. I get "cabin fever" about every six months or so, and I want to go on vacation. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen this year. But, we are planning a few weekend getaways just to satisfy the need.


P.S. The vacation home looks amazing!

Ian Oberst said...

Ooo...crazy awesome ski trip?? Me, me, pick me!