Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The excitement is building.

Good morning, friends!

In just a couple of days, I'll be heading out to the airport for a week in Massachusetts. 

The hard thing will be packing for two... Heather's clothes and accessories will fit into a small bag and the drab clothes will fit into another bag.  I'm mentally assembling the clothes for the flights, I can't promise that I'll be fully flying pretty but my outfit will be more Heather than him.  We'll see how it pans out.

I'm to a point that I just wish to be myself. Heather is me, I'm no longer him and I feel that I'm taking the effort to live as I need to for MY own best interests. 

I'm excited, beyond words, for Heather's vacation.  I have some tourist spots I'm planning on seeing, places I remember from my childhood. I also have gotten a Mass Pike transponder so I don't have to rent one and pay the exorbitant fees from the rental car company. 

Time for me to go to work.



Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday greetings

In one short week I'll once again travel to visit my parents and sister on the east coast.

This will be the first time I've set aside time for myself on one of these vacations. Usually I run the old folks ragged.  Last year I dragged my sister and 80 year old parents around Boston, we walked over 8 miles and did all the tourist things like the State Capital and walked the Freedom Trail.  The day before that we went to Hartford and toured the Old State House and Capital building. 

I had wanted to visit Cape Cod on my last trip but felt guilty spending time away from the family. I told them and they were supportive last year but I feared that Cape would be to busy in late July.

My daughters felt like they were responsible for my inability to go last year but I emphatically told them that I was fully responsible for not seeing the Cape in 2018.

Since I'm going "off season" I figured that I'll have a better experience and will have lower rates for a room and I took the plunge.  I looked online at the different sites offering accommodations, from my airline Southwest, the Fantasia Fair site to Yelp and Expedia. I found a place in Eastham which is supposed to be a family owned motor inn.  I don't know how open minded this motel will be but after looking at the Fantasia Fair "recommended" lodging list, it is far less expensive per night.   I wasn't keen on getting a room where there was a shared bathroom or shared accommodation.  Bottom line, Heather is not going there to "hook up" or let my freak flag fly, Heather is going to Cape Cod for a much needed vacation.

I fully intend to spend the better part of two days in full Heather mode.  On my Cape Cod to do list is exploring Provincetown.  The last time I was there was probably when I was around 14, traveling with my parents.  I will try to stop at the Cape Cod National Seashore, too.  Hyannis might be a stop along the way and hopefully I'll be able to find some interesting shops to browse.  I have fond memories of all the times we vacationed there.