September Trip to Egypt

Brock and I, with our crazy dreams, have decided it's been MUCH too long since a big adventure. We have always traveled together! We've done Los Angeles, New York, Italy, Monaco, France, Germany, Spain...and lots of spots in between together.

One afternoon my phone rang, it was Brock, and just like always, he says - "Don't you want to go somewhere?"

Instead of my usual hesitation about bills to pay, leaving John at home (that's another piece all together, because JOHN will not fly!), not wanting to take off work, money.... I blurted out "SURE, where are we going this time?"   My head was racing more with the fact I am now 30, and we're quickly approaching the "have a baby and settle down" phase of our life.

Initially we discussed heading to Australia, but I REALLY want to make this trip with my dad, plus with the time changes it's a hard trip to make in a week. Greece was also on the short list, because it's been on my bucket list a while, but with their government money problems, we decided to hold off on it for now.

You have to understand, Brock and I don't do small trips. We do crazy adventures. It's always a full novel in itself when we travel together. I'm going to try to round up photos and do a few blog entries on other destinations.

Before we hung up, we had nailed down Egypt, Cairo in particular, and had picked our dates. I immediately called my Mama and invited her to come along, since she really needs help getting stamps on her passport. She told me to ask my daddy, which I immediately did, and we were all settled. We'd have 3 flying to Cairo in September!

We don't typically debate or over think big trips like this. Just hammer out the destination and dates, and then worry about the rest.

Within about 2 days, Brock had already booked three nights at the Four Seasons residence in Cairo. We're staying nights 4-5 at the Hotel Meriden on the Nile. From Cairo, we're venturing to Paris for three nights, then heading back home.  I am so excited! Now, I need another job to cover the airfare!


PB&J beach trip 2010

If you don't know this already, I consider myself an honorary daughter in the Hall clan. As a matter of fact, PB&J is the little nickname for the three amigos - Penny, Brooke and Jen. ROAD TRIP!!!

We did the typical beach trip - Off to Perdido Key, LULUS with our personal serenade,  mexican, a movie day crashing on the couch because of the rain, big ole beach chair rentals, the pool, Lamberts, and peach cobbler on the way home at the farmers market. (At the giant strawberry, for those who make the trip!) 

Brock (my first cousin and one of my inner circle) let us use his condo for a quick little girly trip to the beach. It was so nice to be chillaxin listening to the waves, and his condo is gorgeous!!

A little Hall girl tradition, KRISPY KREME!

 We came back and spent one more vacation day at the pool. Although, the view from my pool is a little different with a pond view instead of the ocean. No sounds of waves crashing here, only frogs and mosquitoes buzzing.  I have gotta get the rest of the photos off of my camera!


Lake Mitchell

I have pretty awesome neighbors. Todd and Beth are on one side of the cul-de-sac, Georgia's across the street, Brooke and the K's are down the street, not to mention the others I *heart* in this neighborhood.

One Sunday, Georgia and Leonard invited us to head to Lake Mitchell to do a little swimming and boating. I completely forgot how much I LOVE the water.

John and I have pretty much settled on the fact we want a lake house one day. We have a condo in the family and a camphouse/hunting camp, so we need a lake house! I picked out a cute little cottage, complete with picket fence on a little point. One day, one day!!!