Thursday, February 12, 2009

if it's cold she will keep them on

hawaii is coming up and although i have not yet left nor have i ever been to hawaii it prompted me to think of the best vacation spots. now the variables are contingent on friends and activities. i am a guy who is fine with not getting up at 6am to go on a cave tour in the jungle which takes 4 hours to get there. i am fine with laying in bed for hours...not attending to a kid. i think someone has to come out and say it, and i am fine with admitting that sometimes i do NOT want my kid around, i love him and always will but there are moments i want him in the other room. i am the kinda guy who is fine with not getting up early and then when i am up doing absolutely nothing all day long. and when i say absolutely nothing of course i don't mean eating or drinking. 

1. honeymoon. liz and i went to mazatlan, mexico. besides the 23 years of sexual frustration building up to finally being let out, this trip was amazing. to me the beach destinations make the best vacations and as a good friend told me, "don't go anywhere cold on your honeymoon, cause you want her to WANT to take off her clothes." obviously if it's cold she will keep most of them on, and liz gets cold very easily. so we went to the closest spot we could to the equator without it being too expensive. ok anyways, before i go in detail about that trip lets move on. 

2. bachelor party. radiant* had a tour happening and this was incorporated into my bachelor my bachelor party was incorporated into this tour, either way it was awesome. the trip started in oklahoma city ending up in a tube in the river in san marcos somewhere. singing a songs on stage, the traveling, the boy humor, and the non-stop digestion of food.

3. belgium. the trip i took with nathan and jon is number three on my vacations. we met up with allyster, landon, and danny lankenau later on. this group was able to minister to youth and youth pastors. we played music which was a dream of mine to do overseas and built relationships that will later help us realize what god is calling us to. the bread, the coffee and the castles were amazing over there.

4. alaska. my first time up to liz's homeland was truly worth the top five. snow mobiles, 4 wheelers on frozen lakes, and the cold, cold, cold weather was great to experience. i still to this point haven't seen a bear but i am holding out hope that one day i will see one...oh and the northern lights too.

5. funslingers. when i worked for the mavericks around 2000-01 we were sent annually to a "spring training" in september. this trip was huge. the 2000 year was amazing because it was basically all of my close friends who went. jon nickerson, daniel hopkins, josh briscoe, niles holsinger, daryl goldsmith we all would be sent to cocoa beach, florida to learn how to do certain things involving crowd entertainment. the company we worked for was sports magic and they had little crowd entertainment squads throughout the u.s. mainly basketball but they branched out to work with nascar, baseball, and hockey. well there were lots of teams that would show up to this training and they could not hold a candle to the dallas squad. we owned the joint. we basically could get away with murder. oddly enough the next year sept. 2001 we were scheduled to fly out of orlando at 11am on september 11th. well...if you have already forgotten, this was the same tragic day that terrorists flew planes into the world trade centers in new york. this actually turned into a great recovering trip. we drove from orlando to dallas after three days of hanging out at hotels, margaritaville, and islands of adventure. 

of course there are so many trips i could talk about but those are the top five. i might make some mention of:

the cruise - cozumel was worth it all
october 08 belgium - children's asylum of carlsbourg
ukraine - "ukrainski borsch"
colorado with the heepsters - stagg chili nightmare
mexico spring break - orange t-shirt mania
senior trip to mexico - otherwise known as guatemala city
denmark/finland - "thank you for liberating our country" - old iraqi man
exeter - grandma's drink lots of beer 
justin's bachelor party - biker weekend in austin makes the whole difference
dan's bachelor party - come on lucky number 10


Alecia said...

Does that mean that the cruise was #6? That's not bad!! Hmmmm, trying to remember cozumel? Was I drinking that day? Oh wait, we all know the answer to that one. I am a little ashamed.

And Denmark, ask Liz if she remembers which candy is the most durable in a backpack, lol!

bullets said...

she said yes twizzlers. and cozumel was the part of the trip we rented mopeds and brad and james were sharing one. we drove all the way around the southeastern tip of the island. remember now?

Alecia said...

I totally remember! And actually I had no drinks that day, I was in charge of mopedding a pregnant lady around! Thanks for reminding me, brad and I just spent 5 minutes laughing really hard about that situation!

Brad Shull said...

The mopeds from Cozumel still give me nightmares. Completely not safe at all! haha I remember almost loosing control TWICE! That wouldn't have been a pretty accident.

I am actually the opposite from you about the Kids. I dread leaving them behind when we go on Dates, Trips...etc. I went to New orleans a while back by myself and I was miserable for the first 3 days. Not sure why, guess I just feel they are safest with me.

Anywho, have fun on your trip.

daniel said...

oh man...come on lucky number 10!!!!!