I'm sure I talked about vacation PTSD last year when I had to cancel and reschedule and replan our trip to New York and Washington D.C. due to my husband's work schedule.
The effects are still with me. Our vacation went perfectly but we did lose a little bit of money on airline tickets and broadway tickets. I thought I learned my lesson to be careful when you book vacations, never chose the scary NON-REFUNDABLE option and review everything before purchasing.
Last night, on a whim, I decided to research how much a trip to Kauai would cost. Did I say on a whim? That is a lie. It was prompted by a picture my mom posted from her hotel room in Lanai. It was gorgeous and breathtaking and awesome. It was Hawaii. And while our trip to San Diego was already in the books (at least the hotel), I was curious.
Bottom line: We are going to Kauai in June. It all happened so fast. There wasn't a huge (big but not huge) price difference between three nights at the Hotel Del Coronado, flight and car and four nights in Kauai, flight and car. We've never been to Kauai but I've always wanted to go. And we seem to make a habit of going to Hawaii every other year: 2008 for our honeymoon, 2010 for the Ironman, 2012 for why the heck not?
After I stared at the screen for a good 10 minutes, switched hotels to save a couple hundred dollars and signed up for trip protection, I hit "book" and instantly felt sick to my stomach. Once again, this trip will be at the end of on my husband's 16 hours a day/7 days a week work cycles. Our trip is 8 weeks after it starts and while I've been told it "won't go that long" I feel like I am going to throw up just thinking about cutting it close like we did last year. Because I heard that last year and it didn't end up so well.
You think I would learn. I need someone to hold my hair back for the next three months because seriously....vomit.
Here, I'll use this to distract myself.