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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:02pm

First, title shout-out to John Denver! In the spirit of full disclosure, I must share that I am a John Denver aficionado. (Pause for those who are so inclined to snicker and comment upon my relative coolness. I’ll help you out there…I lack even a single cool gene.)  When I was growing up, I had a John Denver 2-record LP (I think it was An Evening with John Denver), that I played over and over until I wore out the grooves…and my parent’s nerves. The song Matthew gets me every time.  I’m also a giant fan of the Muppets and Colorado as these three things are all inextricably linked.

Anyway…so not the point, but thanks for indulging me. Here’s the real reason for this post. I need your advice, my Netty Friends. As part of my strategy for coping in the event of a BFN, I have convinced LG that should this cycle be a bust, we will (a) take a break for a few months…that being all my “Advancing Maternal Age” will allow, and (b) take a fabulous (and much needed) vacation. This doesn’t mean I’ve thrown in the towel on it by any means, but just that I need something to counterbalance…something to look forward to and plan for in the event things don’t go our way.

So, the question I have for you is…where shall we go? I’d love to hear any and all recommendations. Just for context, here’s a couple of things about our current vacation habits:

  • I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this given how much travel I do for work and because I wish I was more adventurous …but, I’m kind of a nervous traveler.  Mostly what I worry about is language barriers or needing medical attention  in a foreign country (which actually happened to me in Bucharest so not a totally unfounded fear).  That being said, I know I’m missing out on seeing the world and all its cultures and glories, and I want to get past my niggling worries.  So, if your amazing adventures have taken you to non-English speaking locales, what’s your advice for getting around?  What things should we definitely see and do?
  • LG and I are – at the heart of the matter – loungers (feel free to read that as lazy …me more so than LG).  With the exception of one great trip to Victoria, BC, all of our vacations have been to beach locales, where we do very little except take a beach walk in the morning and then follow that up with a day spent reclining on the beach and/or eating and drinking.   When people say they would get bored lying on a beach for more than a day or so,  I know not what they speak of.  If lounging were an Olympic event, I would the be the Michael Phelps (minus the b.ong) of the sport.   I love these types of vacations as they are completely rejuvenating, so I’d love to hear about your favorite spots.

I’ve got TripAdvisor at the ready and am ready to hear your ideas!

Oh, and in cycle news…went in for my first monitoring this morning.  I was pretty disappointed in the follicle count.  I’ll report more once I speak to the nurse.  I don’t want to get all worked up unnecessarily, which I’m often wont to do.

Cheers!

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First, title shout-out to John Denver! In the spirit of full disclosure, I must share that I am a John Denver aficionado. (Pause for those who are so inclined to snicker and comment upon my relative coolness. I’ll help you out there…I lack even a single cool gene.)  When I was growing up, I had a John Denver 2-record LP (I think it was An Evening with John Denver), that I played over and over until I wore out the grooves…and my parent’s nerves. The song Matthew gets me every time.  I’m also a giant fan of the Muppets and Colorado as these three things are all inextricably linked.

Anyway…so not the point, but thanks for indulging me. Here’s the real reason for this post. I need your advice, my Netty Friends. As part of my strategy for coping in the event of a BFN, I have convinced LG that should this cycle be a bust, we will (a) take a break for a few months…that being all my “Advancing Maternal Age” will allow, and (b) take a fabulous (and much needed) vacation. This doesn’t mean I’ve thrown in the towel on it by any means, but just that I need something to counterbalance…something to look forward to and plan for in the event things don’t go our way.

So, the question I have for you is…where shall we go? I’d love to hear any and all recommendations. Just for context, here’s a couple of things about our current vacation habits:

  • I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this given how much travel I do for work and because I wish I was more adventurous …but, I’m kind of a nervous traveler.  Mostly what I worry about is language barriers or needing medical attention  in a foreign country (which actually happened to me in Bucharest so not a totally unfounded fear).  That being said, I know I’m missing out on seeing the world and all its cultures and glories, and I want to get past my niggling worries.  So, if your amazing adventures have taken you to non-English speaking locales, what’s your advice for getting around?  What things should we definitely see and do?
  • LG and I are – at the heart of the matter – loungers (feel free to read that as lazy …me more so than LG).  With the exception of one great trip to Victoria, BC, all of our vacations have been to beach locales, where we do very little except take a beach walk in the morning and then follow that up with a day spent reclining on the beach and/or eating and drinking.   When people say they would get bored lying on a beach for more than a day or so,  I know not what they speak of.  If lounging were an Olympic event, I would the be the Michael Phelps (minus the b.ong) of the sport.   I love these types of vacations as they are completely rejuvenating, so I’d love to hear about your favorite spots.

I’ve got TripAdvisor at the ready and am ready to hear your ideas!

Oh, and in cycle news…went in for my first monitoring this morning.  I was pretty disappointed in the follicle count.  I’ll report more once I speak to the nurse.  I don’t want to get all worked up unnecessarily, which I’m often wont to do.

Cheers!

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