Whoa! Been a long time since I participated in Ten on Tuesday, and I almost passed on it today, not so much because the topic doesn't get the juices flowing, but just because. Then I decided that since I am trying to get in the habit of a post now and then that I would go ahead with the ready made topic. Easy-peasy, right? Hmmmm..... I'll let you know.
Ten Things I Hate About Vacation.
- Decision. What to bring, what to wear, what to knit, what to knit after that, where to hide more yarn in the bag, how to transport the tea and the water heater..... And of course, no matter how I plan it I always overpack. I mean, you never know what you will be in the mood to wear, right? So then I get there and not wanting to use up something I might want to wear later I end up wearing the same couple of things most of the time and bring home unworn garments. All that space that could have held tea.
- Packing, different than deciding. How many bags to bring, how to fit it all in. Thank goodness I have moved past the years when I was packing for four. Now it is just me (although I am constantly being asked if I have room for one extra thing).
- Leaving. Oy! I cannot sleep the night before leaving for fear that I will oversleep and miss the plane, ride, bus, train, whatever. Then I am in a cranky mood to start.
- That time spent between home and there. I don't exactly hate it, but it isn't usually easy, and for me, with my health issues, it can be downright uncomfortable and agonizing. That can sometimes be enough to keep me home altogether.
- Getting there. Moving in, checking it out, unpacking and just getting used to the new surroundings and energy of a place.
- OKAY: This is not HATE exactly, or at all, but Pete. We are different travelers. I like a day or two to get acclimated to a place, he hits the ground running. Case in point: We arrive in Maui in the evening, tired after 20 hours of travel, bodies still in a different time zone, and he has scheduled a snorkeling/boat trip for the morning of the next day, while the beach and the pool sound really good. The third day would have been better for me, but I try to go along.
- You can almost never get a decent cup of tea anywhere.
- Leaving. Just when I get used to a place.....
- Coming home. But I like that part, too. Back to the familiar stuff. Feels like a new place.
- I guess I just don't hate vacation enough to come up with ten thing. Sorry.