Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Planning and Goal-Setting

First, the planning. Vacation planning, to be exact! I have five vacation days that need to be used before the end of March, so WH and I had been thinking about the possibilities presented by Las Vegas. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find a good price for a 3 or 4 day trip, and weren't interested in spending a significant portion of our holiday budget on such a short trip. So we've revised that plan, and will spend three nights in the Canadian Rockies, hiking and walking in town and having a relaxing time. This break will fall right after the Handel/Bach concert, so the rest will have been well-earned.

Now, because we've chosen to do a relatively cheap little holiday in February, we are beginning some more significant plans for our summer holidays (all pending my permanent job status which is frustratingly still in the works). The preliminary plan is to fly to San Francisco and spend a couple of days there, and then drive to Sonoma for three or four days of wine-tasting and vineyard tours. We found a neat website that offers walking tours, including wine-tastings, so we might look at that. I think that walking through the Sonoma Valley with a glass of red wine in hand sounds like a pretty amazing way to spend the summer holidays. And the desired timing of the trip is early July, in line with our first anniversary. Tra la la...

Now, the goal-setting part. Colourful University sponsors a race on June 1st to benefit children's programming in Prairie City. Participants have the option of running or walking 5km or 10km. Now, I have done very little running since high school, and even less since my left lung collapsed about 5 years ago. But I think that with sufficient will power, I can train to run the 5km between now and then. WH is thinking about whether this is something he wants to tackle as well, and I think that it would be a pretty amazing accomplishment for both of us.

We shall see!


Crimson Rambler said...

How about STAGGERING through the Sonoma Valley, with a bottle of red wine in EACH HAND? Thing big, or stay home, IMHO.

Chorus said...

I LIKE it!

ccw said...

It all sounds so nice.

We were in Vegas in the fall of 2005. I was pregnant with Nonami and Mr. MFBA has conference junk during the days but we still had a lot of fun. I would like to go back without any kids or work.

We are making our annual summer trip to a NC island. I love the house we rented this year and am getting excited about the trip. We have tied this into a family wedding in SC and a trip to GA to meet a close, bloggy friend.

Chorus said...

Your holiday plans sound lovely ccw!

We would still like to do Vegas someday, and who knows how that will fit in to the family plans, but it's definitely on the list!