I just decided that for our 23rd Wedding Anniversary (approximately 1 year and 10 months from now) we are going to Bora Bora. I know, right? What is the big deal about a 23rd wedding anniversary? Well nothing other than the fact that we can't afford to go next year and we have already booked our timeshare for Hawaii for next year anyway. I have to start saving my pennies (pennies are all that is left over after paying all this school tuition).
As I sit here in my sweatshirt and jeans... I am still cold. I refuse to turn the heat on and I have all the windows open for some fresh air--with three pets in our house that insist on being right next to me at all times--fresh air is a must. I am holding out for the 80 degree weather they keep promising, but every morning that 80 degree forecast seems to turn into a 60 degree actuality.
I have wanted to visit French Polynesia since I was 20 years old and in college at ASU. I worked for a commercial photographer who took photos for cruise line brochures. He also took photos of gorgeous luxury cars outside castles in Germany. And photos of luxury boats in Southern Bayous. Anyway, one of my jobs was sleeving all the negatives when he and his wife returned from these lavish all-expense-paid "working" trips to exotic locations. I remember sleeving hundreds of photos of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris... ah, some day. But right now, I have my heart set on Bora Bora.
and here is why:
yes, and this:
oh and yes, I have always wanted to stay in a hut over the water:
and swim with turtles:
They even have a Four Seasons Resort on Bora Bora. I have calculated everything out and if I start putting away $30 a day, every day until the week before our anniversary in 2012, I will have JUST enough. Hmmmm. I may need to rethink some of the particulars on this one. But I can dream!