Monday, January 18, 2010

Gratitude Monday - Out For A Bit

Crossing Kootenay Lake

This Monday I am grateful for many things. Most are to do with my upcoming trip to Cuba.

We almost went to Cuba two years ago, but I had heart trouble instead. When we learned last month that my heart works normally we decided to try for Cuba again.
Not only am I grateful for the second shot at it, the tour we've got this time is even better than the one we had two years ago. We're off for two weeks rather than the one week trip we'd booked originally.
We go to more places and see more of the land and the wildlife. There are hikes to do. If I can't do them, then I can ride in the support vehicle.
We're off a week from today in the stupidearly hours of the morn, but it gets us to Cuba (via Toronto) by early afternoon.
I will spend this week packing and repacking, selecting something to take and then changing my mind, remembering something I need, discarding others items I know I can do without. I'm grateful for that, too, as it means I have clothing to choose from.
I could go on, but you get the idea. I am grateful for the vacation and for every aspect of it.
We're not there yet, and I don't wish to deal in absolutes as I know the Universe has a wacky sense of humour about these things, so I'll just say that we have a trip to Cuba planned and I am grateful.


David Cranmer said...

What a great vacation lined up you have. Cuba! Awesome. Have a safe trip.

Hilary said...

Leah, I'm so happy for you. That's just wonderful. And lucky us - we'll get to hear all about it and see photos eventually.

MizFit said...

Very cool.
My parents went a couple of years ago and adored it.
They spent lots of time exploring the now minuscule Cuban Jewish community and brought back great photos and stories.

the Bag Lady said...

It sounds fabulous, cousin! And I am glad you will finally get to go on your trip, because it means you are healthy again!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks everyone.

David, I think it'll be amazing.

Hilary, I'll post many times about it when we get back.

MizFit, we're really looking forward to it, especially the nights we get to sleep out under the stars.

dfBag Lady, health's the major gratitude point. Can't get much done without it.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Have a fabulous trip. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it and to your gorgous pictures.

I, too, am always grateful for second chances.


Leah J. Utas said...

df Terrie, thanks. Second chances are the best. I'll post as many trip pics as I can on the blog.

messymimi said...

May your trip turn out to be as wonderful as you are.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, Messymimi,you've made my day. Thank you.

Reb said...

It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful trip. I am sure you are healthy enough that there won't be any riding in the support vehicle either.

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb, thanks. Guess I'll find out when I get there.

Barbara Martin said...

Hmmm...sunshine on a tropical beach with palm trees and water.

I always leave packing to the last couple of days.

Have a safe journey and enjoy yourself. Please use a sun hat.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Barbara. I usually buy a hat when I get to my destination. We've got some beach days so I'll think of you when I'm soaking in the sun.