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Vacation! [Oct. 26th, 2008|12:00 pm]
Lanette
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My Mom found tickets for almost HALF OFF! Despite dental work I'm going on vacation in Feb to Placencia, Belize!!!! I can't wait.

For those not familiar, it is a sandy beach in the middle of nowhere in Central America with the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, ideal for snorkelling. We lucked out and got a flight for $388, which is insanely cheap!

We will be staying at Blue Crab Beach Resort which should be interesting. It's a small place.


This will be US! Snorkelling, one of our favorite things to do, and if my back is up for it, we'll also go sea kayaking.

We will be taking a trip through the jungle down the Monkey River, where you can see Howler Monkeys. We'll also be going to see Mayan Ruins.



I simply marvel at my Mom's ability to find a bargain. All told, this vacation for 8 days will cost about $1500. Less than HALF of my out of pocket dental work and worth every penny as I've never needed a vacation worse after this year of bad health. I feel so blessed that she was able to put this together for us. That is the true love of a Mommy to come up with an amazing vacation and a way for me to afford it despite the medical and dental issues.
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[User Picture]From: thesugarmonster
2008-10-26 07:18 pm (UTC)
My god, how gorgeous!!

8 days will cost about $1500. That is amazing. When I'm ready to travel, I need to hire your mom!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-26 07:21 pm (UTC)
For the flight and hotel (my half) it's only $575! I can't believe she did it. I was going to have to cancel and I was so sad and heavy hearted about it because this year has been so rough on me and I feel so refreshed if I get some sun and time to relax on the beach. I treasure the vacation time I get to spend with my Mom and never regret it. I am just so touched she managed to do this, this year when I needed it so much.
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[User Picture]From: thesugarmonster
2008-10-26 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh my god!!! She's a travel genius!! That's so amazing. And I'm so happy that you're going to be able to get this time away with her.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-26 08:17 pm (UTC)
She is going to buy me a trip down the Monkey River as my birthday gift to make sure we can go! :) She is a genius.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-26 10:27 pm (UTC)
We leave on the 15th and return home on the 23rd, so maybe the 24th?
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-10-27 01:59 am (UTC)
WOW - this sounds FABULOUS!!!!
I hope I'll have the time off and money to go on a nice vacation after all the hell is over... ug
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-27 05:46 pm (UTC)
I hope so too! You so deserve it.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-10-27 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm tentatively talking with another Seattle friend about a winter vacation - not sure if I'll come to Seattle to travel together with her or if we'll meet wherever we decide to go; but if I'm in Seattle, even for a day, we have to meet up at least for a coffee and a hug!
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-10-27 09:43 pm (UTC)
Sad to hear you're having hell time. :(
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-10-28 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. This too shall pass... (or at least that's what I keep telling myself!)
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[User Picture]From: chyara
2008-10-27 07:38 am (UTC)
maybe when i want to actually have a vaction in the years to come just call your Mom to play deal finder...lol
I've never been on a vacation... just make sure you have fun there for me too! *winks*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-27 05:47 pm (UTC)
You should go on Vacation. I have a car that is 8 years old and paid for, so I save the money so I can travel. It is THAT important to me. Although I don't have as much this year because of health and dental stuff, I still get to go because of my Mom.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-10-27 09:41 pm (UTC)
WOW! Your mom is welcome to send me all the cheapo vacation deals she can find!! :)

I'm excited(jealous) for you!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-27 09:45 pm (UTC)
She checked every day for MONTHS and as soon as this flight came up she snagged those tickets. By the time she did the plane was almost sold out! Every other flight is about twice as much.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-10-27 10:01 pm (UTC)
that's where dedication will get you! :)
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-10-30 05:15 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see the pictures! I'm very happy that you'll get to go this year. Have a blast!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-30 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was so close to just telling her I couldn't go. The bills are just too high, but even I can afford the $600.
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