Chris and I started dating in 1990 or married in 1996. Our honeymoon was a horse show and those have prevented many of a getting away trips. It's hard to find people willing and capable of taking care of our farm. And knowing how to tell when things are going wrong, such as being able to tell when a horse is sick. Owning a farming/horse training business is a huge responsibility. Horses are placed in our care. And both Chris and I care deeply about that trust owners put into us.
Oh, we've been on one night trips in and around Sevier County. We travel a lot for horse shows. But when at horse shows sight seeing is next to none. That's not why Chris is out of town. He is very busy with horses and customers. All night. All day. I've known many times he's slept in a chair next to stalls. No time for sleep at a hotel. Or to weary to go. It's trying work physically. But he loves it. That's all that matters.
|Outer Banks 2009|
|Outer Banks-Chris went parasailing. Me, um, no. They|
offered to let me go free just to get me to try. hmmm...they
had no idea who I was.....Free or not. No way.
I made reservations at little hotel they had used those two times. It was old and a historical land mark. When we pulled in and parked in front of the checkin Chris stared straight ahead. He finally said, "Marna, this is the type of hotel people live in." I said no, it's a historical landmark. It's a bit old but right on the beach. Wonderful history. Chris said, "No...this is the kinda place people LIVE in."
We had a good week but on Wednesday night Chris said in a quite tone, "I'm kinda ready to go home."
I looked at him and said, "Me too."
So we checked out on Thursday and headed home.
|Outer Banks 2009|
|Cruising-first stop-Key West|
The next time we tried a vacation in December 2010. I'd been through six rounds of chemo and would be finishing up my last radiation the week of the trip. Our friends from Ohio really wanted us to go. So we did. And we enjoyed somewhat. I was just growing my hair out. It was a mess. But I didn't wear a scarf. I was on vacation and didn't want a old hot scarf on my head. I was also very tired from the radiation treatments and also because of them couldn't be in full sun. Or swim.
Chris and I will probably never go on another cruise. We didn't enjoy it enough to. However, had I not been sick and tired the outcome may have been more positive.
|Friends in Bahamas|
|Last night on ship with friends|
So back to now. Beach, no. Chris didn't care for the beach. He would if I wanted but really he doesn't. I tried to find a cabin on a lake somewhere that we could rent and take our boat. He could wakeboard and then we can eat and see the sights. I've called some at Nantahala Lake but haven't heard back. They may not allow wakeboarding.
Chris said he wouldn't mind going to Vegas. We aren't big on gambling. But Chris only wants to see a
magic show. (I hate magic) If we go there I'd want to see the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. I just don't know if we have time to do all that.
My dream is Africa. That isn't going to happened. Chris said NO he will never go. He doesn't care about seeing tigers. I told him the tigers are in India and places. Not on the plains of Africa.
I need ideas. We have tons. I'm afraid we'll go somewhere and it will turn out bad. Then we have wasted three days. Plus I cannot get in water with my wound which is still healing. And physically can't do a lot because of that as well. Cuts down on the possibilities of fun.
Chris said New Orleans. I'm not feeling that. I'd love to go to Niagra Falls. But not really feeling like that either.
Decisions...Not being able to decide. Does that mean I really don't want to go?