Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I don't like surprises.

I can handle small things like Christmas, birthdays, etc, but if it's something big I don't like to be surprised. For example, if Curious George were to surprise me with a trip somewhere I would be bugged. Instead of thinking about how fun it would be to go on said surprise trip, I would be thinking about all of the things I need to do before we can go. I would think about asking for time off work, whether we needed new tires for the car before we went, etc.

However, I love to surprise Curious George with things. For his 30th birthday last year I threw him a surprise party. I love to get him little gifts that he doesn't know are coming. I love to surprise him.

Anyway, I was thinking last week that we've never been on a "real" vacation together. We've been fishing with the family, we went hiking in Zion for our honeymoon, and we've been on little local-ish trips. But, when I went to New York I went with the girls. It's been ages since either of us has been to Disneyland. It's been a decade since I sent to Europe, and neither of us has been on a cruise.

So, I've decided that for his birthday I want to surprise him with a trip somewhere. Hawaii is out, mostly cause we can't afford it, and also because Little Brother is there. There's no way we can do Europe. So, I'm thinking maybe San Diego. We could drive there, spend a day at Sea World, go to the zoo, and maybe spend a little time at the beach. Or we could do Disneyland. I haven't been since I was 18, he hasn't been since he was 7 (yeah, it's been 23 years since he saw Disneyland). Or maybe a short cruise. Who knows where we'll end up.

So, where would you take your significant other on a surprise vacation?


blake and mckelle said...

Seattle, or a drive down the Pacific Coast.

Kristina P. said...

We went to Disneyland for the first time together, in March, and had a blast. Love San Diego.

Lena said...

We did Disneyland and The San Diego Zoo last year, and it was great. Two days at the park and one day at the zoo. Could have done with one full day at the beach. But I have never been to Sea World. It's not a surprise, but we are looking forward to our trip to Chicago this summer. Its good to get away together.

jill said...

disneyland cause it's my favorite. But San Diego is a good trip because it's close, but "a whole different world" and there is lots to do.

Nursekasi said...

I think Disneyland is a great idea. It would be a great time to feel like a kid again. Alan an I went for our honeymoon 13 years ago and so much has changed since then. You should do it!

Kendall said...

I would surprise him with a trip to Italy! Nate would hate it, but I would be on top of the world

Head Librarian said...

We love Disneyland! It is a magical place but we love cruises too!

Talina said...

Disneyland (though he'd prefer Disneyworld). One option, if you want a longer trip, is the California City Pass from Costco. It comes with 5 days at Disney, 1 day at Universal, 1 day at Sea World and 1 day at San Diego Zoo OR Wild Animal Park. It's a really cheap deal for what you get, but that might be more of an intense vacation than you want. David and I did that last year and LOVED it.
If we did another trip to California, we'd probably focus on Disneyland and the beach. I've been craving donut holes from this little bakery in Long Beach since last March ;)

Amber said...

If you go to Disneyland, I HIGHLY recommend you use this

And if you want cheaper tickets this works well. =) Happy planning!!


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