How I wish I wasn’t kidding, but it’s been quite some time since I’ve had a vacation. I think most can relate due to the circumstances of 2020 and onward. I have had three vacations cancelled since the start of the pandemic.
The first was a trip to Florida that was supposed to take place in December of 2020 for my wedding anniversary. My husband and I were married on the beach in Florida 5 years prior. Goodbye 5th anniversary!
The second was a baby moon that we had always agreed we would do if we ever experienced success in getting pregnant, two years later I finally was! The babymoon was set for early 2021, but another lockdown happened, and all the hotels’ amenities were shut down so we canceled. Goodbye Babymoon!
Finally, we were planning on being in for March break this year, but with new restrictions I doubt it’ll happen.
Instead, I’ve been taking courses, spending quality time with my baby and husband, and I moved twice (once to a different province). Honestly, I haven’t needed the elaborate vacation. I’ve enjoyed the time to bake, the time to snuggle, the time to focus on things I enjoy. That being said, the last vacation I took was amazing.
In 2018, my husband surprised me with a trip to Los Angeles for my birthday. It was specifically to go see “The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals” a musical from a production group I have loved for over 10 years now. The show was wonderful and hilarious. You can even watch it for free via the link above. Even my husband, who notoriously dislikes musicals, had a great time. After the show I met all the cast and got their signatures as a memento.
We also spent a lot of time in Los Angeles visiting museums and science centers. Science centers are easily one of my top vacation stops. I love learning and hands-on fun, and science centers have both! We spent a majority of the day walking around the California Science Center.
This trip was just a short weekend away, but it had everything I loved packed into one weekend. And if you’re wondering, no, my husband has not topped this birthday gift since.