Travel Agents Have My Respect

Alright it isn’t Monday but we will go with Mystery Monday none the less. And today the mystery is answered with… drum roll please…. travel planning! Yay! So I know I have mentioned a few times that my husband and I plan on going to Scotland in just a few months! I can hardly contain my excitement!! Of course this means that I need to plan the vacation. Funny thing is, I really have no passion for travel planning. Weird right? All my family think it is weird. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “Well you are a planner this should be no problem.” Um no, not accurate. Maybe I will go easier on my brother (an industrial designer) when he tells me that illustrating a children’s book is not the same thing as the work he does.
Still! I’ve finally advanced in my travel planning! Thanks to a friend on a forum I located a website called Secret Scotland and have bought an itinerary for the trip! This type of Travel Planning I can deal with! All that is left for me to do is go through the 100+ pages of the plans they provided for a small fee and choose what day trips my husband and I would enjoy doing. They even have a list of sleeping accommodations that we can go through to pick what will be the best fit for us!
So great big thank you to Secret Scotland. I will keep yu readers posted as to how the vacation progresses. And all my respect to you travel agents out there. It’s definitely not something I could easily do.

Writing Prompts and Elopements

I read a prompt this morning from “The Daily Post.” The prompt was called Predictions and it asked what I would be doing on the 221st day of this year. That’s July 30th – I know some of you were wondering. Now, I’m a planner so thinking ahead to that exact date isn’t really hard for me. And believe me, if I could plan that day, or really any day down to at least every three hours I probably would. Unfortunately -well probably fortunately to keep things exciting – my husband’s career makes that basically impossible. But anyways, I digress.

So I was reading this prompt, where will I be, and what will I be doing on the 221st day of this year. The first thought that occurred to me was: probably getting married. Its ironic. I’ve made it no secret that I am already married – happily I might add. And as I’ve mentioned we have already gone through the wedding thing twice. So why on earth would I be getting married again?

ImageMy husband and I have a running joke between the two of us. Every time I see something I find cool or unique for a wedding (whether it be on Pinterest, television, or a random other source) I tell him that we have to get married again. I do believe he’s agreed to have at least two more weddings with me. One of them is an elopement in Scotland.

Now I adore Scotland and I’ve been wanting to go since middle school. This summer, sometime in July or August, we finally plan on going! Not for an elopement (or at least probably not) but to satisfy a yearning.

Though I was referring to the yearning to see Scotland, I guess an elopement might satisfy my wedding lust as well. Honestly, I thought that two weddings would be enough for me. I mean, it usually is right? But I’m starting to think I’m doomed to Wedding Lust for an eternity. (Sorry Honey!) On the bright side, perhaps this blog will help. Just don’t be surprised if I start posting Scottish Highland wedding traditions and inspirations.

P.S: I have already done some digging and it appears that my husband will have to get a kilt. 😉