I want to go to the same tried and true vacation spots we've been to before. I don't want to think, plan, or make decisions on vacation. My idea of fun is to get the same hotel or cabin. Go to the same city or town. Sit by the pool, or climb the same mountain we've always climbed.
I call it nostalgia. Tradition. Relaxation. He calls it boring, same-old-same-old.
He wants to go on adventures. He wants to do new things. See something we've never seen before. Expand our horizons.
He calls it living. Risk taking. Fun. I call it anxiety.
Sometimes this dilemma has kept us from making a decision about vacation and we've just stayed home for a stay-cation. But often we take turns accommodating each other's ideas.
My idea of fun would be traveling to a historical site, visiting the genealogy library or a graveyard of a lost patriot relative. Or Europe. His idea is chartering a deep sea fishing expedition, scuba diving, shelling on a deserted island. Or getting in a cage to see a great white shark (not kidding) on the Australian Great Barrier Reef.
"My mamma told me...." (she is a wise woman), "the very thing that might have attracted you to your spouse is the thing that will someday drive you mad!" LOL.
Well, we all know she wasn't too far from the truth. I'm happy to say that my hubby has taken me to many a graveyard, patriot hunting.
Pic of Hubby & his 10th grt G'pa's stone; an Irish Rev War Patriot
And though I haven't gone scuba diving, I did consent to be dropped on a deserted island to go shelling with my daughter while he took my son deep sea fishing last year. I was even a good sport when we pulled up to a small channel and had to jump in ankle deep water, and walk straight into the jungle on a narrow foot path.
Drop point that looked like the jungle--yikes!
What we found at the end of the path! (Cayo Costa State Park, FL)
Compromise is essential in love--and on vacation!
(he made me post this pic! fyi-catch&release--it's a shark!)
What compromises have you made in order not to go mad?
Would you go to the beach or mountains?
Do you like a new adventure or the tried and true?