When it’s quiet at work, I like to sit on Virgin Australia’s website and check out all the little breakations they have. Little mini vacations, 2 nights here, 3 nights there, if you want to go really overboard you can get 7 nights somewhere exotic. But I just dream and plan which little 3 day holiday I’d like to take, and imagine the things we would do in those places.
Yesterday I had an idea. I wanted this year to be more adventurous, more spontaneous. I always look at these holidays, but there’s so many great looking trips I’d never actually know which one to book. We could really use a quick break away. We are planning that trip to New Zealand but have decided to postpone til the spring when it won’t be so cold. We are not skiiers, so a mid-winter trip to Queenstown seems like it could be a bit lost on us. But in the spring we’ll be able to hike and do much more outside without feeling like we’re getting frost bite.
Anyway, back to my idea. I went home to hubby and said, “Let’s pick 3-5 of the holidays on Virgin’s website and then draw one out of a hat and do it!” He loved the idea and went straight on the web! The only rules were the place had to be somewhere we both really wanted to go, and somewhere not TOO far away, since we were only going for 2 nights.
After having a look around, we picked our top 4 breakations.
We couldn’t decide if the first one we picked was the one we should do, or if it should be elimination, and the last one in the cup was our adventure. We decided to flip a coin. There’s an app for that! So we asked the donkey coin. Ears up, we went with the first one we picked. Ears down, we went with the last one left in the cup.
Last one in the cup it was! I got to pick first, and I picked Magnetic Island. A small island off the coast of Townsville that looks great for hiking, swimming, relaxing. Maybe one day we’ll go, but not this time!
Hubby picked next, and he picked Cradle Mountain. I was devastated! I think we both were. You know how when you can’t decide something, so you flip a coin, you get your answer, then realize you really wanted the other one? That’s what was going on with us.
I picked next and hubby took out the last one. He held in his hand the breakation we were taking. I held in my hand the last place to be eliminated. Would we be going to the Great Ocean Road or to Melbourne to see Annie??
I opened my piece of paper and read…
Great Ocean Road.
Destiny had told us to go to Melbourne to see Annie. This is the one holiday of all 4 that we had decided would just be the 2 of us and we would see if mum could have Nick for a couple of days. If we went while he was in school, she’d just have to drop him off and pick him up and it wouldn’t be too full on for her having him 3 whole days. Destiny was telling us we need a couples breakation! To Melbourne!
So now I have emailed mum and asked her to watch Nick, and if she agrees we’ll just pick a date in May or June and go. If we had to rank the 4 holidays we chose, this would probably be at the bottom of the list. Ok, it would definitely be at the bottom of the list! But destiny has spoken! And who am I to mess with her!?!?
I asked for Adventure….”We got Annie!”