Since my husband and I moved to Australia at the end of 2007, we have talked about visiting Tasmania and New Zealand. I have friends in both places, and the pictures they share and experiences they have are absolutely amazing.
We are so lucky to live on the GC, where typically the weather is amazing, the lifestyle relaxed, and while I do not take for granted the beautiful beaches and mountains and weather we have, I find the scenery of NZ absolutely breath taking.
We have been talking about holidaying to NZ or Tassie for over 4 years now. We are finally in a position to be able to actually DO it! We are slowly saving money and this morning I got an email from Virgin Australia with just phenomenal fares to NZ.
While we’d love to do a 2 week trip and do both islands, that’s just not feasible. And ever since friends of mine visited the South Island and posted pics on FB, I’ve become more resolved to make it there myself, sooner rather than later.These airfares may just make it actually happen.
Here’s the problem. We are now talking about going in October. We were planning to go in July, but neither of us are skiers and Nick is just that little bit too young for that kind of holiday just yet. So the whole mid-winter trip to Queenstown would most likely be lost on us. So now we are thinking late October. The weather will be a bit warmer (though still cold by GC standards, I’d imagine), and we will be able to explore the great outdoors without feeling like we could end up with frostbite.
We have been on this TTC journey for quite some time, and nothing has happened. So I have no reason to believe that in the next 7 months, between now and when we would go, that anything will happen. And even if 4-7 months from now, I were to fall pregnant, it would not be the end of the world, I’d still be able to travel. But if I am pregnant now, or fall in the next 6 weeks, I’d be at least 28 weeks pregnant, possibly more.That would be pushing it, I would think?
It’s very likely Virgin will have another big sale in the next few months, so there’s no real reason to book right now. On the other hand, as Deb said to me, we can’t put our lives on hold. Travel insurance does not cover falling pregnant and not being able to travel.
So I guess the question is, what would you do? Our options are book now at this ridiculously low price and possibly have to cancel. OR at least I cancel and they go without me (my mother may be coming too). Or wait and see what happens with the TTC journey – next appointment with OB/GYN/Fertility Dude is in June. In the meantime hope that VA have another sale in a few months (totally likely). I feel like booking now might just activate Murphy’s Law. No sign of being pregnant for years, book a holiday 7 months in advance and get pregnant. Sounds like something that would happen to me!
If I don’t fall pregnant, I’ll desperately want that trip away, will desperately NEED that trip away. Also, we don’t like to be people who talk about doing something a lot but never do it. If not now, when? Once again I have my over-thinkers cap on.