Friday, October 14, 2011

Dreaming of a getaway - Friday Daydreaming 10.14.11

In December Matt and I will have been married for 14 years; we've had kids for the past 10. In all that time, we've managed to get away alone, overnight once. For one night. How sad is that? That's the price you pay for living far away from family, and for having 4 kids in 6 years - it has only recently felt like we could go away for a few days, but again, there's that whole 'who's going to watch the kids?' question.

After seeing it featured on House Hunters International, I've been dreaming about going to Costa Rica, specifically to the  Red Palm Villas. This looks like a place tailored for us to get away and escape for a week - they have adventures for Matt - zip lining through the jungle, scuba diving, snorkeling & surfing, and yoga on the beach for me - assuming I want to do anything other than sit in a chair :)

Airfare from where we are is really reasonable, I think about half of what it would cost to fly to California, if you can believe that, and the resort prices are pretty reasonable too - especially since we're used to paying for 6 people while traveling, and this would be just TWO :) I'm really, really hoping we can swing a trip here for our 15th anniversary next year - Matt says he's on board, so now I just have to find someone crazy enough to watch our kids for a week - talk about a daydream :)
Becca at R We There Yet Mom? hosts a great linky every Friday as a place to post your vacation stories or dreams about places you like to visit - click on the link, see what others are dreaming about, and do some daydreaming of your own :)


  1. YOU MUST GO!!! Costa Rica is wonderful!!!! I'll come and watch the kiddos- how fun would that be??!!

    Talk about a harried mom...... :))

    Thanks for linking up!!


  2. Can I go with you?

    Looks amazing!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! I don't think there's any place better than that! I am in love with that hotel room! I really hope you get to do this!!

    My husband and I have been married for 8 years and only once have we been able to take a trip alone, and that was our honeymoon. That doesn't even count. I need this EXACT vacation. :o)

  4. Connie and I want to go with you. We'll just hang out by ourselves. We won't even be in the way.

    But my baby just came back from being gone for 10 days so it will have to wait. ;)

    I've never been to Costa Rica but I hear great things about it! I hope you guys get away together soon. You need it for your sanity!

    P.S. Zip lining is supah fun!

  5. Now that is a really good daydream - it looks amazing!!

  6. Looks heavenly! And sounds so familiar. Jeremy and I have been married for almost 10 years, but have had children for pretty much all of those years ;) Which means we've gotten away one time {after Sierra and Kenners, before Kam} for, I think, less than 24 hours. What can ya do?


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