On My Mind: Summer Vacations.

June 8, 2010

If you haven't noticed, we haven't been doing much travel these days. You know, with the small children and all. And for the most part, I'm perfectly A-OK with that. I honestly don't want to be packing for all of us, entertaining three youngsters on a plane ride, trying to convince them to sleep in strange beds, adjusting to time changes, etc., etc. etc. I know there are those families out there who don't see it this way. And to them? My hat's off to you.

But, I am craving a vacation something FIERCE right now. And not something sweet and simple with the kids. Something far, far away. To make the whole travel-with-wee-ones worth it, you know? So we are in the market for a vacation home. We are thinking about this one on the island of Salina (off the northern coast of Sicily).

Hahahahahahahahahaha. HA. Haha.
Since we decided this isn't quite what we are looking for, I can pass along the offer to you.

p.s. Can I come visit? Like all summer long?

13 comments:

  1. HAHA! Why don't we go in on it together?

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  2. I WANT TO STAY IN THIS VILLA IN THE WORST WAY! Our problem now is we have TWO KIDS IN COLLEGE AT THE SAME TIME - so talk about LOOT - forgettaboutit!

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  3. Ahhhh, pre-baby we rented a beautiful house like this in Napa with a bunch of couples -- still my favorite vacation memory. Not really forseeing something like this in our future for another... um, 17 years.

    But, Disney Land is almost as nice? right? RIGHT?? Sigh.

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  4. We're dithering over where to go this summer. This house looks wonderful. I might just pop and take a look.

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  5. meh, no biggie. i wasn't sure what i was going to do with that extra 2 mil i had lying around anyway. chump change. you can come in july.

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  6. Check out homeexchange.com
    You could do some really sweet exchanges for your house. We like to exchange with other families with kids, trading carseats, cribs, etc. I highly recommend it!

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  7. AH beautiful, we're off to France and Portugal in July/August. It will be our first family overseas trip (we live in Australia) eldest boy is 5 and youngest 3.5. Looking forward to it but getting anxious about putting a hyperactive 3.5 year old on a plane for 24 hours.
    I hope you get to have your overseas holiday soon and in THAT house.

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  8. Eh, it looks a little too nice...they've probably scraped off all that charming peeling lead paint that the kids like to eat...there are no donkeys milling around...no chickens roosting in the eaves...I'm sure you'll find something with more local flavor soon.

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  9. That is soooooo funny because we were thinking of staying in that exact same house!!

    Yeah...in my dreams.

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  10. we are the same - want to travel but just can't face the ordeal. but we have decided to spend 2 nights at the terreana (sp?) resort in palos verdes. there are casitas with full kitchens, 2 pools, spa and several restaurants, plus less than a 2 hour drive. that's about as much as we can handle for now with the wee ones.

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  11. I've been daydreaming of Goa today. It's only a 30 hour plane ride. Easy peasy with a preschooler, right?!?

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  12. let me recomend you FORMENTERA, much better than Sicily!!!

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