Curses! Foiled!

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Curses! Foiled!

DH is being run ragged at work between now and the end of August, and things certainly won't be calmer after December! So I was thinking about scheduling a getaway for us where we can leave DS1 at Grandma's and we can take a few days to ourselves.

Was thinking about a little cruise out of Galveston in early October--- but then I read the fine print and realized they didn't book passengers who were more than 24 weeks along. 24 weeks for me is right at the beginning of September, which might as well be smack-dab in August around here. Poo!

Now trying to think of something fun to do in TX/OK/NM in the early fall, in that little window when it's no longer 100+* outside, but it's not sweater weather yet either. Smile Suggestions are appreciated!

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I was wondering what the cut off was for a cruise. We went on Carnival out of Galveston in January and I didn't notice many pregnant women. I wonder if you can go with permission from your OB?

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oh that stinks. Its a good policy though. Most drs are not going to approve it. The baby is viable at 24 weeks and it would be horrible to be in labor in the middle of the ocean and not be able to give baby care that would be available if you were on land.

I hope you find something fun to do!

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I hope you find something fun. I am in a similar dilemma. I will be traveling for at least a week for training conferences for work every month until September and we are buying a new house and hopefully moving in July. So, I won't be able to plan anything for DH and I until at least October. At least it will be a beautiful time of year with the foliage changing, but I have no idea what to do or where to go.

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I've been thinking we should do a getaway sometime in the next few months--before I get really big. I realized that having a baby in December is not very good timing for us, since our anniversary is Dec. 30, so I'll probably still be recovering and most likely not able to have sex yet, which totally sucks. So, I think we need a pre-anniversary before the baby comes!

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Are you in TX too? I am up north, near Dallas. I love the hill country - have you ever been? I would love to take a babymoon to Wimberley or Fredericksburg - been to both and love them.
I am originally from north Arkansas, we did a lot of Branson vacations when I was young and I still love it. Not sure if that's your thing, though. Eureka Springs in Arkansas is a nice place too.
I don't have many suggestions for Oklahoma - we've been to the Arbuckle mountains and that's about it. Never been to New Mexico.
Hope you come up with something...I would love to take a cruise out of Galveston but didn't know about the 24 weeks thing. That's probably something we would do next year after the baby is born anyway. It will be our 10 year anniversary then.
Good luck vacation hunting!! Smile

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Sorry I have no suggestions for you, as that's one of the few parts of the country that I HAVEN'T lived in lol! The only thing that I would do out there is go to a Cowboy's game!

DH and I are going on our annual vacation to California next month... I'm counting down the days! We go to Anaheim for three nights (to do Disneyland of course) and then to San Diego for four nights for the Comic-Con (comic convention... more my DH's thing, but I love SD so I'm cool with it!)!

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@Pepper, yes, I used to live down near the Houston/Galveston area... then in the Waco area... then in FW... and now I'm in the middle-of-nowhere cattle country & mesquite part of TX. Smile

I'm seriously thinking about taking the Vanishing River Cruise outside of Austin at Canyon of the Eagle, maybe catch Longhorn Cavern State Park. But with all the drought, I'm not sure how the water levels are doing-- people in years past complained about how the cruise just putters around a lake instead of down the river to the waterfall. Need to check into that.

We went and saw Carlsbad, NM a few years ago. That was spectacular; I'd highly recommend it, especially if you can catch it when the bats are in residence. That was our last real "getaway", so now I'm trying to think of something that's a reasonable drive that's not too taxing. Might check out the Arkansas vacations, though!

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I have one suggestion. Dh and I stayed here in Jan 07 for our 1 yr anniversary and LOVED it. It was so peaceful and the cabins were really nice. Its a short drive to Gruene or Fredricksburg (I think) so you could have a little adventure each day.

http://www.stayandfloat.com/

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How funny I have been thinking the same thing. We haven't been able to do anything just the two of us in so long. We are really close to Wimberley and Gruene especially and I've never even been to Gruene and only been to Wimberley once to see a house we were considering. I didn't realize they were good for getting away. I love the cold though (and live in Tx :rolleyes: )and would love to go somewhere cooler...

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Oo, thanks for the suggestions! More cool stuff to look into. Smile

@Bekerella, ahh, you're lucky to live in such a pretty part of TX. My youth group used to go to New Braunfels every summer (like everyone else in TX does, lol) and raft the Guadelupe. And being so close to all the cultural stuff you get with SA and Austin... ahhh! That's the part I miss most about relocating off in ranch country: not having access to all the cool cultural districts of my old stomping grounds.