When you read this my husband and I will be on our way to sunny Rarotonga (as opposed to being in sunny Auckland) which is our belated treat to ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary which we celebrated in November last year.
Now, not a great fan of high humidity and great heat, I have to wonder what I was thinking when I
agreed to this (I hear Antartica is lovely at this time of year, but then there is the matter of the trip by ship which I'm not a fan of either), but I guess the opportunity to get away was too good to miss and hubby has been wanting to go to Rarotonga for a very long time. Everyone we know who has been there has loved it, plus we have the added advantage of everything being in New Zealand dollars as well--yippee!
So, I've been sorting out what I want to pack--swimsuit (and we wont discuss the Great-Swimsuit-Hunt and how many suits I had to try on before settling on one), clothes, books, etc.--and the little black cat is already not talking to me. I defleaed her in anticipation of her visit to her kitty hotel and I'm pretty sure she's figured out what's happening. Can we say, sulking? And in my bed, too! (Yes, she put herself there with no help whatsoever.)
Lately, whenever I'm heading anywhere, I become rather obsessed by weather reports and, given it's cyclone season in the islands, things are looking like being a mixed bag during our vacation. Still, I figure it'll be warm and we wont be working, right? And who cares if its raining while you're in the pool?
What are your must-pack items when heading for a tropical vacation? Sunblock (note to self: buy some more!)? Swimwear? books? I'd love to know.
Regrettably, I don't think I'll be able to comment on your comments while I'm away but rest assured I will read every one on my return. So, while this cat's away, feel free to play! :-)