2012 Travel Plans: I’m Committed – This Will Finally Be The Year

Big News #1 – Paradise Island/Nassua, Bahamas (Well, I Hope)

It’s like I’m caught up in a whirlwind. One thought led to another to another. Then sudden decisions were made. Then somehow it was time for planning. Hold the mail, be sure all the bills are paid before we leave, oh my our daughter will be missing a lot of school.   Need to find airfare, a place to stay, so much to do so little time.  For the past two days I have been bombarded with questions, feelings were partial excitement, partial concerns that we are rushing things.  I have never really been the type of girl that made large decisions on a whine but this one time all the pieces feel into place and before I knew it my daughter and I  decided to tag along with my husband to the Bahamas on a trip of a lifetime.  We will be there an amazing three weeks.  The last time I spent a large number of days on vacation was when I went away to India and England for a Summer as a child. So you know last year  or give or take a decade or two.

Now the bad news is we have our tickets booked but not my husbands yet.   Considering we are going because of him this makes the worry wort in me a little nervous.  His company wants to wait to confirm dates but most likely the schedule will remain as specified.  However, nervous nonetheless.

My husband is one of those guys that does his job so well that he requested personally each time a job comes up, especially those high profile jobs and it is one of those situations holding us up right now.  Everyone is always fighting for him.

At the moment, I am still waiting for the idea to sink in.  The thought that “oh wow I’m going to the Bahamas.”  I’m going to be soaking up the sun, (hope I don’t tan too much, kind of already have a natual tan. Don’t need extra help in that department) swimming in the pool, just plain relaxing.  The fact that it’s happening in less than a month. “OH NO…NEED TO LOSE 50 POUNDS, NOW!!!”

Big News #2 – World Tea Expo – Las Vegas

Next, now this one I am so excited about.  I have booked air travel and hotel in Las Vegas during the World Tea Expo. I have submitted an E-Mail to the proper person so that I may get a Media badge for myself and my technical guru and husband who is also a tea drinker and tea lover in the making.  I haven’t gotten a reply back yet but I have no doubt that I will be awarded my prize.  Of course, if I do you will be hearing from me behind the scenes just no photographs or video as it isn’t allowed. Nevertheless, it is my intention to bring you the news all about my exploits at the Expo.  For this I am super gitty, plus this will be my first out of state vacation with just me and the hubby. My daughter will split her time between her aunt and her grandmother.  Looks like all of us will be having an exciting time.

Big News #3 – Girls Only Trip – Mall of America in Minnosota for ScapFest 2012

I don’t have this one all booked yet but it will be my best friend and I that are confirmed going.  I would love to know if anyone else here on Tea Trade will be attending as well.  Would be a lot of fun to touch base.  I’ll be crafting, taking classes, taking in the shopping and so much more.

What an exciting travel year it’s turning out to be.


  6 comments for “2012 Travel Plans: I’m Committed – This Will Finally Be The Year

  1. 17 Jan ’12 at 4:33 am

    Wow Rachel, that’s awesome. What a lot of great travel ahead of you. It’s so nice you already know where you’ll be going and when. Hope Ralph also gets his dates and tickets soon. Lots of travel means lots of blog posts with travel pics I hope. I love travel, so I’ll be doing some “tea cup” traveling with you.
    By the way, I really like this new theme! I forgot we even had it. Very nice.

    • 18 Jan ’12 at 3:52 am

      Great news Jackie, Ralph was able to book his travel to the Bahamas today. We couldn’t be more excited. I promise I will do my best to kee everyone posted on my adventures. I will be hunting for tea everyplace I go. With my 5 year old daughter in tow I am sure will be successfull. She loves tea so I know she will help me find some. I’ve even got my near 2 year old niece started on tea. She love it. Glad you like the theme. I am still not sure if I like it enough. Feels a bit busy for me. However, it may just be that I am getting used to it.

  2. 17 Jan ’12 at 8:03 pm

    You will have so much fun on each of these trips! I’m a bit jealous about the Expo. I live about an 11 hour drive from Vegas, so was planning on going, but I will actually be out of the country for a wedding the precise weekend of the Expo! Have an amazing time and I look forward to hearing all about it!

  3. 17 Jan ’12 at 8:58 pm

    So many travels…
    I hope they will bring you a lot of joy and a lot of tea.

    • 18 Jan ’12 at 3:52 am

      Oh if I could travel the world. I would and of course let there be tea. 🙂

    • 19 Jan ’12 at 9:54 pm

      Let’s follow the 7 Seas of Tea.

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