Thursday, May 26, 2011

uncharted waters

Tony and I like to think of ourselves as more of the adventurous traveler types, rather than the all-inclusive traveler types. We usually like to find our own inexpensive hotel, ride the public transit, eat the street food, read our own guidebooks from the library, and opt out of showering in order to have more time for sightseeing.

That's just how we roll. It suits us. We like it.

Tomorrow, the Ramblin Fam is embarking on uncharted waters, and not just because we are going to a part of Italy we have yet to see.

We are going to a resort.

On a beach.

An all-inclusive sort of thing.

With other American families (including Graham's good buddy) that are members of this special club.

We didn't have to do any planning, hotel searching, or guidebook reading. We just paid the ridiculously low price and we're set to hit the road in the morning. We'll arrive to a prepared lunch, then a prepared dinner, and when we wake up after sleeping in what promises to be a very comfortable bed, they'll have breakfast and beach shuttles and showers!

All we have to do is show up.


Let me emphasize three points in order to clarify why we made this decision, rather than sticking to our usual way of doing things.

1) Graham's good friend is going, which means he will have a really good time and not have to rely on his boring parents for entertainment.

2) The ridiculously LOW price. Truly unbelievable. This club just finds good deals. I don't know the details. I didn't ask.

3) It is in the region of Puglia on the Adriatic Sea. Um, I was about to go into an explanation about how we want to see as much of Italy as possible, but, well, I don't think going to the Adriatic Sea needs explaining.

I promise we'll go back to the adventurous side. We're just taking a little break. 

I hope you all have a pleasant Memorial Day weekend.

*Photo courtesy of Il Valentino, the resort where we'll be spending our Memorial Day weekend, which starts on Friday for us, because we're in Naples, and they military here likes to have 4 day weekends, instead of the usual 3 days. I might be rambling, but I am not complaining.*

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