Monday, March 8, 2010

Remember Your First Vacation

Hey all, so I just returned from an island in the sun. Sigh. I should say I’m depressed but I must admit that returning to this sun makes me just as happy to be home.

I had been waiting to go on vacation FOREVER. I went to New York last year but I’m talking a relax and do nothing but soak up the sun and the rum kind of vacation. And let me tell you I soaked them up.

So where did I go, eh? Curious much? Well my friends I so luckily travelled to Punta Cana or as they called it Punta Can-ada! My first trip outside of Canada and the States and it was fantastic.

But it will never compare to my very first vacation. At the age of 5, the very best (an might I say cutest) grandmother in the world treated my mom, brother and I to a DISNEY VACATION :) . Every kid’s dream.

Oh yes, I remember my first trip, how could you ever forget a trip to Disney World? I had never seen anything like it, the farthest I had ever been was the cottage in Dorset.

What do I remember...
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The Ninjas burst onto the street in their cool yellow van, hanging out the top and the sides with music blasting. Cowabunga dude. After a short performance my brother and I got to meet and take pictures with Raefael ... jealous much? Everyone was there even Shroter and April.
What else? I remember Honey I Shrunk the kids. What I would describe as a playground but I should correct myself a playground made of out huge blades of grass. It truly felt like we were in the movie, with large ants and lego and I think I remember some water squirting all over the place.

One of the most exciting things? Seeing Hulk Hogan. At the time the WWF was immensely popular and Hulk Hogan was still the king of wrestling. There was a strip in the park that held a gym that was shielded from the inside by not quite closed blinds and inside was the Hulk and he was working on his fitness. Even though we never met him it was great to see him and to see him doing what he did best.

I also remember Sea World and all the Manatees. They just amazed me.

Interestingly what I have discovered about going away last week was that if I really wanted to go away to relax I just needed a Canadian summer in the great Ontario North. Oh and you better throw in a cottage, a lake, a good book, good food, good drinks, good card games and good friends.

I will leave you with one of my favourites moments of my latest trip. Unfortunately we were stricken with some bad weather. We are talking 3 days of rain and clouds but we stuck it out and got our white bumbs to the beach to enjoy any moment we could. By the 2nd rainy day (our 5th day of the trip) our ipods were out of batteries and our books and magazines read from front to cover all we had left was conversation. But if any of you know me well I am only a couple minutes away from singing out loud. You would know that any one word can set me off on a singing tangent. So for about an 1hr my travel companion and I sang our hearts out. One song we were both surpised to remember from beginning to end helps me end my post how I started it. I should mention that the group down the beach yelled at us to "SHUT UP" you think we stopped?

Than you don't know me

So what was your first vacation? Or better yet what was your favourite? Until next time.



  1. hey alex!!!
    my first vacation that I can remember was to PEI!!! i even have that Anne of Green Gables hat with the red braids on the side!!

  2. My first vacation was also to Disney World. It was pretty cool. I was eight years old and got really scared in the Haunted Mansion but going through Mickey and Minnie's house was pretty neat. I remember the grocery list on the fridge had three different kinds of cheese on it. I thought it was hysterical. Hey, I was eight...