Every trip should begin with this song..
Now this might be a pretty boring post since everything went well, but I had a great time and wanted to share :)
My flight down to VA was pretty uneventful. My first time travelling with a suit and let me say that's a pain in the ass. It's ok as carry on, but dragging it everywhere trying to make sure it doesn't get folded too much is a hassle. Oh and yeah, my sis's check in luggage was destroyed. Handle and stand popped off.
Now my parents bought it in Hong Kong though.. so well y'know.....
Anyway, we arrived at VA, and went to pick up our rental car. Now I don't drive often. Public transport is a thousand times easier then driving to get around here in Montreal. So anywho, I made a reservation for something like this:
Something small, but that I've driven before. Besides it would only be for my sis and I, so anything larger would be a waste of gas. Well when we got there, they didn't have any, so I got a free upgrade to this beast:
Holy hell I hated that car! It handled well enough, but it was too big for the two of us. Blind spots were a pain and I still couldn't figure out the lights preoperly for the life of me! And for a non-driver like me, it was intimidating at first. At least I knew other people would be swerving away from me!
The rest of the vacation went great though! My cousin had a lovely wedding and we got to spend lots of time with my "family" there.
The weather was cooperative for the most part, but i didn't get any good beach time :(
Only 2 things really put a sour note on the whole thing. The first is what I've kinda blogged about already. I had to stay an extra day cause a flight was cancelled. Luckily since it was due to a mechanical failure, the airline paid for hotel plus gave us 15$ each for food. So it wasn't too bad.
The other sore point and I mean that literally was that well.... I basically felt like I was kicked in the nads over the course of my vacation. It started the day before I left. At first i thought it was just cause I had a really weird dream or something and hurt myself. Nope, it lasted throughout. It would come and go, but I would never really feel completely ok. So that was really annoying, I finally got to see my doc (yes again..... thank god for universal health care or I'd be broke!) and well it looks like it's just probably an infection that's caused my tubing to flame up. So i got me some meds and going back in about two weeks. Joy.....
Seriously though, even with all that, I managed to have a great time! I would post pics, but my sis has them all. Maybe when I get them I'll post some up, but I wouldn't hold my breathe. She still has pics from our last vacation from last year....