Monday, November 14, 2011

A Perfect Vacation


It’s time for another fantastic list for Stasha’s Monday’sListicles.  I’m really loving making these lists and reading everyone else’s lists.



I’m even more excited about this week’s topic.  Because well, I was given the honor of choosing this week’s topic and it’s all about VACATIONS.  Which is my favorite topic aside from my children of course. 



You all know how I feel about family vacations.  They aren’t vacations at all, they are adventures.



While there is absolutely nothing wrong with adventures (I’m really fond of them), sometimes a perfect vacation is just what the doctor ordered.



Here are the things that HAVE to be present in order for me to call a vacation perfect.



  1. SUN!!  I live in the land of rain, so sunshine is a must for my vacations.



  1. A large body of water preferably a tropical sea of some sort.  I am a water girl.  Love the sound of the water lapping up onto the shore.  I love the swimming and snorkeling you can do.  Yes, my perfect vacation needs to have water in it.  Pools are fine too, but they have to be in addition to sea. 

                                                                                                                 

  1. To go along with that water there must also be sand!  There is nothing like putting your bare feet into sand that has been warmed by the sun!  NOTHING! 



  1. There must be a tropical flower, fruit, or a fun umbrella in whatever I’m drinking…even if it’s just water!!  I love it!



  1. There should be a wonderful server who brings these drinks.  Someone who is attentive and notices when the glass is just about empty.  It helps if there is a flag you can raise to have your server come out to the beach and take your order.  Hey now, the topic is PERFECT vacation after all.



  1. A swim up bar at the pool.  Need I say more.



  1. A book.  Not a computerized copy of a book.  An actual book with actual pages that I can crease and turn and basically ruin by the time I’m done.



  1. There does need to be things you can do in the area if you are feeling adventurous, but if you’re not…no biggy.



  1. The company!  I need to be able to enjoy the company I have on vacations.  To not feel like I have to do everything they want to do.  When it’s my husband that’s a no brainer.  Friends can get a bit tricky because you are living with them for a solid week.  Family is the same way.  Your company can make or break a vacation so choose wisely.  I haven’t been disappointed yet!



  1. TIME!  I need more time while on a perfect vacation.  One week just isn’t enough, two would be ideal or hey…if I’m dreaming a month would be OUTSTANDING!



20 comments:

Stasha said...

Something tells me you are on perfect vacation as I type this comment! And I cannot wait to hear all about it.
I have in the past put an umbrella and a cherry in my water to feel posh...

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

You need to come to Malaysia - you will love it. Hope you're having an awesome time!

Kiddothings said...

I second Alison's comment ;) I can see you're a beach and tropical weather sort of person. Malaysia would be perfect. Thanks for the great prompt this week! :)

Kate F. (@katefineske) said...

Hope you have/had a wonderful trip. Mine was absolutely perfect ;)

euregirlsandboys said...

Sun, water, sand and books make a perfect vacation for me! Thanks for this week's topic.

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Since I too live in the land o' rain, I'm so with you on your perfect vacation! Great topic this week. : )

Cookie's Mom said...

Our lists are VERY similar Hopes! Sounds perfect to me! I hope you are having a fantastic time right now with your mama!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

You and I are so much alike. This is exactly my kind of vacation. Exactly.

Optimistic Mom said...

Sounds very exciting. Can't wait to hear more!

Tonya W. said...

Sun, swim-up bar, book, ah... sounds like my kind of vacay!

Hope you are having a terrific time.

Jackie said...

Sounds like you described the perfect vacation to me, down to the umbrella in the drink and the real, tangible book with pages to turn.
I hope you are having a fabulous time, and I'm jealous. Oh, so jealous!

Greta said...

Oh yes...sounds PERFECT!

Ado said...

I'm with you on the sun, sand and water front.
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Thanks for picking the great topic this week. (-:

Missy said...

Right there with you on the sun and the book!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

see, we all have similiar needs, sun, cocktails, book ... no one mentioned s*x ;)

MamaMash said...

Nicole totally pointed out that NO ONE has mentioned sex. What's wrong with this picture? Hotel booty is awesome.

mamawearpapashirt.com said...

I love your list, Hopes. I'm too a sun, sand and swim kinda gal. And totally get that books should be flipped, not swiped.

Natalie said...

Yes this is the perfect vacation! I need one of these ASAP!

Bridget said...

A month at the beach? Yes, please!!

Jamie said...

It's got to be 10 days at least! Hope you are enjoying yourself!