Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm so excited, and starting to get a bit nervous...

So, we leave for Costa Rica a week from tomorrow. We’ll BE IN Costa Rica a week from tomorrow!! But my brain can’t stop worrying about all the things that might go wrong!! Isn’t that ridiculous? We’re going to this amazing place and I’m worried that we’re going to get lost, if we actually have a rental car, and we have hotel reservations… etc. Why wouldn’t we? That’s a great question! I have no idea… but I automatically think the worst… one of the many reasons I’m a work in progress… always.

I think it’s mostly because this is the first time Barry’s traveled internationally, and the first time I’ve traveled internationally on my (our) own. I’ve always been with a chaperone or a parent or someone from that place… never on my own – meant to be the adult. (What?! Am I one of THOSE?!) It’s a little scary, but I’m totally looking forward to it! :)

I think I’m much more confidant in the whole rental car thing too… they are going to make sure we get a taxi to the hotel (and were honest about it being our expense so there's no surprise or wrong assumptions when we get there) and then deliver the car to the hotel in the morning, at no additional cost. I actually feel much better about that then having to navigate ourselves to the hotel in the dark!

Oh man! :D

***Also - Happy Birthday Brudder!!! I told someone I felt old because you were turning 29 - they said, "wait till you have kids that are that old!"... oh boy! Hope the day brings you all that you want, you deserve lots! :)


HollyMom said...

I almost wrote "don't worry...I've negotiated through international travel, you can do it!"....then, hmmm, come to think of it, I've only been out of the country with someone else to "lean" on - tour guide, instructor, etc!

Regardless, the two of you will do great and, I'm sure be able to "go with the flow" of it all. That's one of the neat things about the two of you (together) complement each other's strengths.

And yes....when your kid reaches 29 (not to mention 30!!), you can hardly believe it! :-)

-Pat McNutt said...

I hope you guys have a great time!