So I have to thank my friend Dave for canceling on me this week and trying to reschedule. Because otherwise I might never have known I was leaving the country next week.
I'm not kidding. We were emailing because he needed to change plans. So we were looking at next week, which I said was entirely open. And then he asked when we were leaving for Cancun.
Because oh, have I mentioned that Jen and I are spending Thanksgiving in Cancun? No?
Yes! Four days in bikinis. With umbrella drinks. It turns out we have to dress up for dinner. So I guess that means I'll also have to pull out my super cute sun dresses and strappy sandals from last summer. Ha!
Thanksgiving at a resort in Mexico. No turkey. No mashed potatoes. No stuffing. Also? No cold. No cooking. No dishes. No logistics. No stress. Yippee!
I mean, except the stress of, ooh, I ought to reapply my sunscreen and I need some help with my back! Or, the stress of choice - do these sunglasses go better with this bikini or my other one? Or maybe the stress of, gee, when I leaned over to sip my cocktail, I lost my place in my book.
Yawn. Stretch. Muy stressful.
We're staying at this fabulous all-inclusive resort that Jen found. That just looks completely amazing. I am not kidding you when I say that if all we do is lounge, read, swim, all with an umbrella drink in hand, I'll be so happy. I know something crazy will happen, because, um, it's Jen I'm traveling with. But whatever it is will be so fun.
It's not only the opposite of Thanksgiving, it's also the opposite of every vacation I take. I'm always about either adventure travel or big cities. And this? Is just going to be sunshine and relaxation and decadence.
Anyway, I wrote Dave back and said anytime next week would work, and to answer his question, we're flying on Thanksgiving.
But while I didn't say so, I was really wondering why he was bringing that up already. Because it's weeks away. And actually, a couple other people asked over the weekend. And I was just thinking they were exceptionally planny.
He responded with something like, "Wow, you're very casual about your trip next week."
And then suddenly I got it! Holy crap! Thanksgiving? Is next week! Next week! As in, a week from this Thursday! How did this happen so fast?