Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

This Momma is packing her bags! No, I am not fleeing the homestead for greener pastures. I'm going away for the weekend!

No kids - check
No husband - check
Girlfriends - check
Sweet hotel - double check

I like to play it super cool but I'm a bit control-freaked out about leaving my boys behind. I'm going to be depending on the Argentinian wine industry to keep me from turning the cab around and going back to the airport. Yes, I will be driving the cab.  And yes, I am that neurotic. 

Not really, I just actually enjoy the sleep deprivation and total lack of time to meander around.  I dig my boys, what can say.

But Momma needs some time away and the travel bug is biting. Of course taking a little flight to Buenos Aires and staying in a WAY chicer hotel than I'm used to doesn't really fit into my definition of travel. I may not be backpacking the world but I will wine and dine with some of my favorite lady friends. 

It's really a shame I don't swing the other way because this has the potential of being a very romantic trip.  That's ok.  I'll just have to settle for the best meat in the world (the kind on your plate people! I'm married!), great shopping, and my Reais actually beating out another currency! 

I can I get a WOOT WOOT on the Real finally being the bigger man!  1 to 2.3!  There may end up being some shopping done.  I can't promise anything, but it could happen. 

So I will, obviously, post before I leave tomorrow afternoon, but this is what is in my head right now.  Bag packed, airport transport planned, and big belly-sucking-in panties on.  Well, they are packed. Hey, that dress does not give me any wiggle room and I will finally have an opportunity to wear it.  Think of it as an old woman chastity belt. 

On Dancer! On Prancer!  To the airport we go!


  1. I was responding as a comment but decided to just make it a blog entry on my blog instead. Check it out:

    Have fun! I hope my words of warning don't damper the mood at all.

  2. Yay! Enjoy yourself, and I can't wait to hear all about it, I'm considering a trip to buenos aires myself!

  3. Your boys will be in the very best hands (after Momma of course!) so don't worry, let go, have fun, and enjoy every moment. Freedom!!

  4. Must do: Palermo Hollywood (funky shops and bistros). "Siga la Vaca" in Puerto Madero. Not so fancy as Brazilian churrascarias but excellent value for money. Paulistas everywhere in the place.
    Not to do: Senor Tango show. Too touristical.

    Boa viagem !!

  5. I found your blog through Danielle's blog. I love BsAs. I'm sure if you live close you've been there before, but I love love love it. Enjoy :)

  6. That was my first trip actually! But it won't be my last!