Over at the Hot Cocoa Swap, the weekly topic is:
What is your most memorable vacation? Where did you go? What made it memorable?
I've been very fortunate, in that prior to my accident in 2004, I've been on, and been taken on, many wonderful vacations. Each one has it's own special memory, but I have to say, the most memorable one was 10 years ago, when 20 of us, all friends, rented 3 53' sailboats and sailed and partied through the British Virgin Islands for 10 days. It was memorable for me, because I'd never done anything like that before. Even though I live at the beach, I didn't do much boating. I get seasick. It was described to me, before we went, as "camping on the water". We were doing the "bareboat" thing. Bring our own provisions, etc. Huh? camping? me? I don't camp. My idea of "roughing it" is a hotel without room service. I made sure there was a place I could stay on land at if I hated it before we booked. And I got the "seasick patch" from my doctor. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved it! We had so much fun, the weather was awesome, the people were great, and I loved every minute of it. The BVIs had much to offer, it was wonderful. I never had the chance to do it again, although the offer extended, the timing or money never was right. It's something I can't do now, so I am glad I did it back then.