Did everyone make it through Tax Day yesterday?!? Now that April 15 is behind me, guess what I'm thinking out loud about -- VACATION!! Eric and I have a little getaway planned and will be heading out in less than a month. We're visiting New Orleans - a city we've never been to together before -- and then swinging over to Gulf Shores for a few days to enjoy some sun and sand before heading home. Yes, this is what I'm seeing in my mind:
There's something about the ocean that truly calms me. I'm giddy with excitement thinking about laying on the beach, looking out at the water and just soaking in the breeze. Last year I enjoyed a trip to Gulf Shores with Linda and her daughters. It was so much fun! Loved that they let me tag along with them.
I'm doing a little inventory in my mind of things I want to make sure we pack. Last year I got a new Nautica beach chair. It was the first time I had something better than a bag beach chair and the padded head rest, cooler and drink holder on the side were pretty darn nice. I just bought Eric one so he could enjoy the same luxuries I was experiencing. We love taking these babies to outdoor concerts too. Really beats sitting on the ground waiting for the music to start. Hope that's not a sign we're getting old!
And now that I'm thinking about the beach, I'm thinking that I'd really like a new pair of sunglasses. By some miracle, I haven't lost or broken my current pair in the six years I've owned them. Six years is a long time to have the same pair, don't you think?!? Kind of thinking I might be springing for this pair:
I'm also thinking about what beach-read books I need to make sure to have on my Kindle. Any ideas? This is a few I have already:
Are there others I should add to my list? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Well, that's enough random thinking for today. I need to get focused on all the work I have to do BEFORE vacation! Happy Thursday!
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