My family and I travel while I run my company Purveyor of Geekery
The clock is winding down until we head to Europe next month. I’m frantically trying to finish up a few projects at work in order to focus on some much needed spring cleaning, and I’m not just talking about the house. My computer is chaos! Ugh. Of course in the middle of it all my husband and I have THIS conversation at dinner on Wednesday:
Shell: There is a fruit tree sale in Melbourne on Saturday!
No, shut up! I was really excited at the prospect of scoring some trees I need to round out my backyard orchard in training. You know: the backyard orchard where everything dies when we leave on yet another trip and the frost wipes them all out again. Don’t judge me.
Dan: Oh, Nicco’s having a party this weekend.
Fuuuuuuu…..dge. I hate these things. I HATE going to these things. Nicco McBrain is the drummer of Iron Maiden, Dan’s favorite band and the guy has a party every time the band goes on tour and gets back from tour and generally on days ending in “Y”. That band will be the reason Dan and I get divorced one day. I am not a metal fan but he insists on Gitmo-ing me with the music every time I drive anywhere with him. There was no use arguing. He’d win.
Shell: Fine. But can we make a weekend of it and get a hotel? I need a break.
There you have it: a weekend trip to West Palm. I’m an expert negotiator. Next time remind me to negotiate someone to pack for me as well…considering it’s 8pm the night before we leave and I am still working. 🙁
Not all is chaos today though: the wonderful, amazing, spectacular Alex over at Travel Fashion Girl has featured IHFT! Swoon. Head on over for the Baby Travel Tips and stay for her AMAZING packing lists for every destination, season and packing style imaginable. (addicted). Maybe I’ll just cheat and use her minimalist list for the weekend.