February 5, 2008

Best Education Ever

I had an ahhahhh moment this morning and am only slightly embarrassed to say that it came while watching a Mathew McConaughey interview on The Today Show. Meredith Vieira was trying to get him to talk about how he'll need to settle down once his baby arrives, and he calmly explained to her that travel and culture have been his "best education ever" and that he has a feeling that a passport is something his baby is going to acquire quite quickly. I couldn't agree more, and better yet this explains why I've been so antsy lately. Sure sure, waiting for a referral may be contributing to some of this antsyness, but to be honest my husband and I really are patiently waiting for that call and are ready to take as many deep breathes as needed as the wait time extends.

The main contributor, I now understand, is a decline in the amount of traveling we've done recently. I too consider travel and culture my best education ever, and my mind is aching for some travel! This year our goal was for me to save all of my vacation days until after my maternity leave, that way I'll have 6-8 weeks home with the baby and then 3 additional weeks of vacation to use later in the year. Truth be told...there's no way I'm going to make it another 3 to 9 months without going SOMEWHERE!

So, off to find the quickest (close by so the flight isn't too long, minimizing the number of days I'll need to take off work), cheapest, and most fabulous place we haven't been yet. We've been to some parts of Mexico but never Mexico City, and most of Central America but never Costa Rica. These would both be relatively short flights for us, so we'll see what I can find!

Travel. Best education ever.

5 comments:

Gamma! said...

So I get the need to travel...I don't suppose Arden Hills/Shoreview tops the list? It's cheap and you get to spend timne with family! I'm sure Janelle would give you "kid time" which would be part of the "education process" and we'd be glad to take you to an indoor spa so you can get a little sun :) Just dreaming . . . we miss you! What can I say?!

Misty said...

Besides that, Mexico in February just sounds like a beautiful way to take a bit of a break (education aside!) Fun. Hope you find a whale of a deal!

Stacie said...

My sis is living down in Costa Rica right now with the fam. She loves it and it looks beautiful. (Her blog is on my list of non-adoption blogs - 6 beans & rice, although they never update...)

Happy Travels!

Brooke said...

What a good idea, get away, explore, and use that passport. I wrote something on my blog not long ago about not letting this process put life at a stand still. It's easy to let it. But it's important to continue to find new adventures. I hope you find a good one!

Jen said...

I so hear you! I get so antsy too when I've been in the U.S. for too long...