Monday, December 22, 2008

I absolutely, positively can't wait.

It's cold outside, even my fingers are chilly sitting in this Bainbridge Island coffee shop. We came down to Winslow to spend the afternoon because power is out at our house. PSE's website says they're "working on it" so hopefully it comes back overnight. I'm not too worried about it because I'm going to head to bed at 730pm to get ready for the morning shift tomorrow. We have two propane heaters, so parts of our house are warm. We packed ice into our coolers and put our perishables in there, and I bought a can of propane to barbecue lunch on the deck tomorrow. Today I shopped in stores on Winslow Way, some of which had no power! I still bought stuff for Christmas, and feel good supporting these local retailers in this tough economy.

I've just about sealed the deal with a Vancouver, BC couple to rent their winter apartment in San Miguel de Allende for 6 nights in January. Lucky for me, that is the week they are spending on the Coast, so wanted to rent out their place. They spend every winter there escaping the dreary Pacific Northwest weather. They're charging us $350 for the 6 nights, which I think is a great deal. They are just several blocks from the main part of town.

This is the view from the condo's rooftop terrace:

The place is fully functional, with a kitchen and everything, so we can drink coffee at home, maybe cook and eat on the deck a couple nights. David and I are thinking of taking a cooking class.

Right now, the forecast in San Miguel is in the lower 70s and sunny, and drops to the mid-40's at night. It's a mountain climate, I believe at 6,000 feet. I'm just looking forward to the sun on my face and warm daytime temperatures. Enough of this snow, Seattle, ENOUGH!! This will actually be the first warm weather winter vacation I've ever taken, and I'm SO looking forward to it.


Colleen said...

That looks like a dream Kristin. P.S. I have your book coming your way with a little something extra for letting me keep it for so long ;)

Paula said...

Perfect time in the snow and cold to have a destination like that to dream about!

Sue said...

Wow, that looks awesome! What a deal! We're going to Hawaii after Christmas...but I'm not looking too forward to the 5-hour planeride with Sweet Pea! hehe

Travis said...

our upcoming vacation to mexico is the only thing keeping me sane at the I totally understand.

So exciting that you've secured this condo and what an amazing deal!!!

(ps. my word verification is 'rearshot' ... wow?!?)

McJumpguez said...

Such a great idea to rent a house. Looks great. I wish I remembered more from there but I was so home sick! You'll have a great time!

Dan-Eric Slocum said...

I'm jealous.