We are a family in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Dustin served in the Marine Corps, and is now back in school and working in retail. I am an elementary school teacher and love my job! We are thrilled that after three years of making friends and memories in North Carolina, we are now back home in the Peach State!
Even when I was in middle school, my parents had me help plan our family vacations. I pored over guide books and picked out the best restaurants and attractions for us to visit on our family trips to Disney World, San Diego, and other places I can't remember off the top of my head. For as long as I can remember, planning vacations has been one of my favorite things to do. So when the talk of Dustin's R&R leave came around, I could already feel the wheels spinning in my head.
Of course, this vacation poses a few more hurdles than the typical trip. For instance, not knowing the exact days we will be traveling. Due to operation security while he is deployed overseas, we probably won't know the dates of our trip until about a week before I see him. This doesn't stop me from obsessively compulsively checking flights from here to Paris. I just can't wait until the day I get to actually book it!
Also, I get the challenge of packing two weeks of clothes for myself, and two weeks of clothes for Dustin. He only brought one civilian outfit with him when he deploys, so I get to be his stylist for two weeks. This should be interesting!
Since I'm not able to pin down the exact details of our vacation dates just yet, I am instead planning every other detail of our vacation. I have been scouring Yelp for restaurant and attraction suggestions in Paris and Barcelona, filling in the days of our vacation with amazing adventures. And since we are going to Paris and Rome, both places I have visited, I made sure to include in my plans some of my favorite spots to visit again with my better half.
Mmmm... crepes in Paris
Of course, the Eiffel Tower
Outside the Colesseum
Trevi Fountain in Rome
Night in Vatican
Now if I can only find something that will make time stand still during my two weeks with my hubby!