It seems vacations are always planned just when you need them the most. I actually think this one is probably a little delayed past the "I need it" point! It also seems that once vacation time arrives it suddenly vanishes. As the days left until departure are dwindling, I still have a few things that I need to finalize before our departure.
So who is an obsessive planner when it comes to vacations? Not me! Friends would probably say that I do have everything planned, but I don't plan everything. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing right?? Is it really relaxing to have every minute of the day planned? I would have to say no. We go into our vacations knowing what we would like to do but without a rigid schedule.
For example, I have to nail down flights, lodging, and rental car. I just need ideas for other aspects of the vacation. I want to spend time in Yellowstone. I would like to visit Virginia City and Quake Lake. For the life of me I cannot commit to whitewater rafting.
ADD Moment - I forgot to call the cabin rental company again!!!!! I said almost every day this week that I need to call them. Maybe next week...
Ok - back to whitewater rafting.
I need to make a decision. To be honest, I am a little nervous about it. I have never been, and I know the water will be cold. What if I fall out of the raft? I am not the most athletic. Am I going to have to paddle the raft? What if...what if...what if... I could be over analyzing everything. (I would never do that, right??) My cheapness, errr...budget minded thought process has me questioning how much is an acceptable price to pay for a 2-3 hour trip. (For the record, the cost is not that high about $40 per person.)
I am also extremely excited about the cooler temperatures and low humidity! It has been a miserable summer in Upstate South Carolina. We had many days of 100 degree temperatures. I think the temperatures should be in the 70s when we visit Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
We are not flying from our home airport on this trip because of the drastic difference in airfare. Wow!! I cannot believe how expensive it is to park at the Atlanta airport now!!!! Luckily, I found out one of the offsite parking lots is selling spaces for $5.99 per day. I think that will be our best bet since our trip is 8 days. The cost will be about half of what we would pay at the airport.
Sorry for all the rambling, but I am just a wee bit excited about the upcoming vacation. Hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend!