Thursday, June 13, 2013

Leavin' on a jet plane

Finally, finally, finally!! The Hubster and I are going to Thailand. I'm so stinkin' excited!

I've been to Thailand twice now - the first time was when I was 12, the second time I was 16. That was eighteen years ago. Jason has never been. He's never met that side of my family (my mom's kinfolk).

From pretty much day one of our marriage, we've been wanting to go. But, we just focused on the want and not so much the plotting. I think we would get discouraged at the cost. Plane tickets to Thailand are very expensive.Very. I don't know why we never set up a game plan to save up... maybe the task was too daunting?

But, just over a year ago (maybe closer to two years now), we started a savings account that we decided to build up for house projects (redoing our master bathroom, for example).  To help us build up this account, Jason split up his paychecks. Each pay day X amount would automatically go into our checking account and Y amount would go into that savings account. So, in the year and change that we've been building up that account, we've got a nice bit saved up.

In July 2012, Jason and I were visiting my hometown. My brother informed me that he and our mom were heading to Thailand at the end of 2013, so why didn't Jason and I come along too? Why not, indeed!

Up until today, the plotting that Jason and I have done for this trip has just been somewhat dreamlike. Still not exactly a concrete being. But, today, shit got real. 

We bought our plane tickets. That's right - We. Bought. Our. Plane. Tickets.  We've waited so long for this. We still have to wait until November. But, knowing that we have an actual date set... Eeeee!!!!

Next steps? Booking our hotel. Planning our itinerary. Buying some necessary items. Counting down the days. Making pack lists. Actually packing. Actually GOING!

6 comments:

  1. KOOL, SHE MENTIONED ME!! I'm the BROTHER!! This is better then being on the news, this ALMOST makes me faaaaaaamous.

    I'm soo looking forward to this trip!! It's been so long since I have been. Can't wait to see the country and compare them to pictures of when I was last there.

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    1. Haha! Glad I could make your day. Yes, folks, this is the brother of which I spoke. God, how old were you when you went? Had planes been invented yet or did you have to take a boat?

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    2. Haha! Glad I could make your day. Yes, folks, this is the brother of which I spoke. God, how old were you when you went? Had planes been invented yet or did you have to take a boat?

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  2. That is what we want to do when the kids get older. Gerri wants to go there so bad, and I have always wanted to go, but not as bad as her. We are planning on five years, but we'll see where we're at. I hope you crazy kids have a great time and I'm glad to see you writing again.

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    1. Thanks! I know we will have a blast. I hope you and Gerri do get there (and anywhere else you guys want to go).

      As for writing again. I really do miss it. Just struggling with wanting what I write to be good -whether it's funny or heartfelt - and feeling like I fall short.

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  3. Start saving now. Not being funny, airline tickets are expensive! Pull out $50 here, $50 there. And if you cant afford more, then go for it. You gotta factor in, airline ticket, hotel, passport, food, tips, souvenirs, then there's the little stuff you may not have. Suit case, adapter for your plug in stuff, ie cell phone, laptop, notebooks.

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