Being a Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure fan, I couldn’t resist the title.
Earlier this year I went on holiday with 7 fantastic women. These women–all of whom I have known for less than 3 years–are all committed to what is important in their lives right now: their families, their neighborhoods, the schools their kids attend, the church, their volunteer activites, their careers (be it home engineer or those of us who run our own businesses).
As one said recently, “there’s not a slacker in the group”, and she was referring to the husband/wife teams.
During our journeys around Miami and the Caribbean, I was frankly amazed how wonderfully everyone got along. There was not one nasty glance or word, no negative comments about people, husbands, or children, we were all relaxed around each other, there were no cliques, and I feel like I got to know each of them on a deeper level.
Since the trip was so delicious, I created a recipe I hope we can follow for on our next trip.
Recipe for a Most Excellent Holiday
8 Midwestern women getting away, mid-winter
1 large ship
2 Sun-kissed beaches
12 palm trees
1 turquoise ocean, preferably with sandy beaches
Copious amounts of mai-tai’s, margaritas, beer, wine, or Diet Pepsi (your choice)
Excellent dance music
Dash of flirtation
1. Heat air temperature to 80-85. Coat all bodies thoroughly with sunscreen.
2. Mix all ingredients above very gently on a large boat ship.
3. Bake for several hours in the sun. Add more liquids as needed.
4. Finally, finish the entire group off in the casino for 2 hours, the disco for 3 (remember to go low, low, low) , and end with a walk on the moonlit deck to get pizza. For best results, laughter is required.
5. Top with fresh attitudes.
6. Sleep for several hours. Repeat until told to depart from ship.
7. Plan for next year.
Thanks, girls. I had a blast! Tracy says she can have fun “in a shoebox, as long as she’s with her peeps.” I agree with her….but I’m certainly looking forward to our next adventure. C