I would have to say it's a toss up between the 10 weeks we spend it Europe in 97 and the week we spent in Mexico last October.
In 97 we flew to Amsterdam where we bought a Volkswagon van. We spent the next ten weeks driving where ever we wanted to. The trip was GREAT and horrid and exciting and dull. So many things happened... way too long and hard to explain all of it on a single post. I'll just tell ya the best and the worst. The worst was the weather. OH my goodness... it was the HOTTEST summer that Europe had seen in years. It was so hot that railroad tracks were warping. Keep in mind that the volkswagen ( that kept breaking down!!) had no AC. We were so hot and grumpy!
The best... well that had to be my first sight of my MIL's village. It was so beautiful. I'll never forget driving over the top of the mountain and seeing the rocks of the Meteora. I've seen photos my whole life but to finally be there was such an amazing feeling. In away it was like coming home to a place I'd never been before. Another great thing was the food.
We lived on fresh bread, tomatoes picked right from the garden and cheeses and cukes and gyros!! It was all so simple but you can not beat the taste of a really Greek gyro... they are 100 times different than you get here in the states.
The second best vacation was to Mexico last year.
It was just a perfect week. Nice and warm and sunny, good friends,
good beer, good tequilia, good food and...well, the reason I'll remember it forever is that....we bought a condo!! It's still being built but when it's done it's going to be beautiful! It's right on the ocean. We got to pick out all the paint colors and all the kinds of tiles... pretty fun!!
here's the address if you want to take a look. Click on the Paraiso link.
We plan on renting it out most of the year but we'll keep a few weeks for "JUST US"!!... and then after Paul retires we will have a retirement home ready and waiting!! I'm so excited.