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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Vacation Story: Part 1

Hubs and I both wanted to get away for a few days, but the truth is we are just not vacationers. I don't mind moving, strangely enough (Pack up all our stuff in a U-Haul and relocate to the other side of the country? I'm in!), but vacationing, mmmm, not so much (Ugh, I have to pack a suitcase? But I have so much work I need to do! And who's going to take care of the dog? Do we have to go?). But, I guess we wanted to try it out. We see other people vacationing and raving about it, so why not us?

I didn't really want a sit-on-your-ass vacation though, so when I saw a blurb on the ol' internetz that had a picture of a couple on mountain bikes in the desert I was like "oooooohhhh... maybe a vacation could be good after all..." It was a resort in Arizona. They said they had miles of bike trails. I put in some random dates in May to get a quote. For a 9 day stay it quoted $890, which was just under $100 a night. Not bad, I thought.

Meanwhile, the hubs was looking at Key West, another idea we were mulling over. He had found a hotel right off the beach that was $115 a night. There was a bar right on the beach. There were pictures of people drinking Pina Coladas in beach chairs. Oh, my. Key West is a tiny little place and we wouldn't have to rent a car. Bonus! But I then saw that the place in Arizona would pick us up at the airport, so no rental car there either! Another bonus!

This was shaping up as quite the competition. Pina Coladas or mountain biking?

Key West had snorkeling.

Arizona had a complimentary spa (what?!).

Key West had kayaking.

Arizona had all meals included. Gourmet meals. Ummm... you're kidding, right?

For $100 a night all meals were included? Did I happen to enter in dates during the off-est of their off season? Was that a sale price? Arizona was starting to sound like a *really good deal*.

Hubs decided to put in some real dates (there was no way we would be able to go away for 9 whole days). So he put in a more realistic time frame: 5 nights. Their quoted price came back at... $890. Again.

And then I realized what was going on.

Arizona was $890 A NIGHT.

Anyway, we went to Key West.


  1. This post had me laughing out loud...thanks. Hope you had fun in Key West!!

  2. That is so funny! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true :)

    Hope you had a fab time in Key West with lots of Pina Coladas, kayaking and snorkeling!

  3. HA!! Oh wow. Hilarious!! I can't wait for Part 2!!

  4. Heehee you are too funny girl! Looking forward to reading about Key West =)

  5. We went to Key West last year and LOVED IT!!!!!! Hope you had a great time and can't wait to read all about it!

  6. Omigosh, that is too funny!!! Well I'm sure Key West was awesome and obviously much cheaper, hah! Can't wait for part 2, and have I mentioned how happy I am you're back!!

  7. I loved Key West, of course I was in my twenties boozing it up with my girlfriends...
    I hope you had a good time. I can't believe a resort in AZ would be that much a night! Crazy!

  8. I know what you mean about taking a vacation and all the work that goes into just preparing for it and then afterwards too. But it is so worth it!
    We loved Key West too, great place! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure!