Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Must plan. Need to plan. PLAN PLAN PLAN

We are going to Kauai soon. I'm practically jumping out of my seat with excitement. We were in Hawaii in 2010 and I can't wait to get back. We've never been to Kauai and everything I have read hails it as OMG AWESOME.

But this vacation is a chill vacation. Last summer, we went big and walked all over DC and NYC. It was hot, humid, exhausting but amazing in my opinion. My husband wasn't such a big fan of all the go-go-going and made me promise that our next trip would be more relaxed. I agreed but I also feel that when you go to a new place, sitting on the same beach or by the same pool the entire time is boring and a waste of time. If I wanted to see the same beach, the same water, the same scenery, I would go to the American River in Sacramento.

We have 3 full days to soak in the surf and sun. After lots and lots of research, I've narrowed down 3 beaches on 3 coasts of the island for us to visit. I also found a relaxing river cruise online last night that we will be doing so we can get some neat views without having to drive. And I also want to see the Wailua Falls.

I'm going to try to remain calm and just go with the flow while we are there but my need to plan the day, the week, the MINUTE of our trip is strong with me. In fact, I already have anxiety about it. Pathetic right? I have anxiety about going on vacation because I want to make sure we go to the right beaches and see all of the things. 

Why can't I just RELAX?

1 comment:

Alison said...

I'm so with you! I'm a planner, ruins it for my hubby! My latest tactic... that seems to meet both our needs... I research, but don't plan. I come to the vacation with options/ideas on what we could do, where we could eat, etc. Each morning I pull out my paper work and say "what looks good to you today?"! Still meets my planning needs, but much more relaxed for the hubby!