With a new baby coming this summer, I feel somewhat of a nesting instinct, or the urge to get certain things accomplished before the baby comes. This list includes painting a basement room and turning it into a guest room since the new baby will take over the guest room, decorating a new "big boy" room for James, and taking some sort of vacation before the baby comes.
I know what life will be life will be like once the baby arrives- it's not easy having a wee one in the house. Life changes completely for a few months (turning you into a lactating, hormonal zombie-like version of your former self), and for the coming years it's not easy to take vacations, take time away (as a couple, not as a family), go grocery shopping, take a long shower.... everything is more complicated.
So the thing I've really been thinking about lately is taking a few days away with Joe before this one comes. When I was pregnant with James, I took part of a week and went to San Francisco. Even though I was six months or so pregnant, I was fine walking all day and taking in the city. Joe has never been there, so I was thinking of taking a few days away in April with him and visiting again. But I'm open to other places to get away and be touristy. Do you have suggestions? I would like to vacation in a place where I can walk all over, be outisde in April and not need big coats and scarves, a place that has great food and an interesting (perhaps historic) touristy place to visit (Joe would really be into seeing Alcatraz). I'm open to a somewhat long-ish flight, like five hours, as long as I also don't have to rent a car once there. What about San Antonio? Have you been there? Or someplace like South Carolina or Georgia's barrier islands?
I'm COMPLETELY open to ideas and would like to hear about some of your favorite (childless) vacations. PLEASE.