Thursday, September 20, 2012

I can't concentrate

So, we're going on vacation in two weeks.  From tonight actually.  I can't concentrate at work at all.  My mind is on vacation. 

We didn't go anywhere last year and I'm really looking forward to this.  Especially since our last trip in 2010 wasn't the best.  We went to New Orleans with his youngest sister and two of his coworkers.  We were there for a total of 3 days and other than the Saints opener which was also the opening night of football it wasn't that great.  Too much to go into as to why it wasn't that great of a trip so I won't.

Suffice to say we haven't had a real vacation in 3 years and I'm excited that we finally will be.  We're going to Niagara Falls first then to Ottawa.  Our anniversary is the 6th.  The plan is to head out Thursday night after we both get out of work and take Poydras to a friend's house for the week.  Jim will be taking care of the cats at the house.  We'll drive to Niagara and get there early Friday morning.  Have all day Friday and Saturday to sight see and then Sunday morning hit the road again to Ottawa to stay with friends for the rest of the week.

We haven't seen them since our wedding in 2005.  The following year within a day (can never remember if it's the 5th or 7th) they had their son.  They also built a house.  They of course haven't been able to come down and with me changing jobs a few times with several months out of work between them we definitely haven't been able to go up there. 

Finally, we have a little money and the time to be able to go. 

Neither of us has ever been to Niagara so we're really looking forward to it.  I've been doing a lot of research on places to go.  We both knew we wanted to do the Maid of the Mist for sure but that was about all we knew of things to do there.  With my research I've found a bunch of places to go to.  And HDiTty mentioned going to a comedy club on the 6th since that was our first official date.  I hadn't even thought of that.  Sure enough, there's one less than 2 miles from our B&B that also offers dinner.  Since we both agree that we don't need an expensive, fancy dinner we agreed doing dinner and a show at the club would be just fine.

Other than those two things we're just gonna wing it and whatever we do we do.  Although with everything I've read going to the Botanical Gardens sounds like a really good thing to see, especially with my love of fall foliage.  And they have a carriage ride for only 20 bucks.  So maybe if we go I'll be able to get a carriage ride too.  We shall see.

We're staying at a B&B which I didn't think I would ever do.  But with everything I've read about it it sounds really nice.  There were very few complaints and one of the biggest was that the towels were scratchy.  Hell, I can handle scratchy towels for a couple days.  Or we just bring our own, no biggy.  And I believe the female owner is German.  So HDT will be able to practice speaking.  He took 3 years in high school and still knows some.  And what I read she puts on a big spread at breakfast, including Belgian waffles sometimes so that sounds really good.

As far as what we'll do when we get to Mark and Manon's I have no idea.  No plans for then other than hanging out with good company.  I'd like to do a corn maze but again, we shall see.  We did one once when we were up there in '99 or 2000, and had a lot of fun.  I think their son, Tristan, would really like it.