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Annie.

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on: March 19, 2015, 06:05:01 AM
Dream vacations   :sleep: :boat: :cloud9:  :painting:  :coffee:  :1hug:

This has been my dream vacations for a long time, instead of seeing the world and taking photographs.  A long quiet 3-4 weeks break, no TV, no phone, nothing but the chapping of the birds, and the roaring of the waves... and warm enough to be outside without a parka.  A plus for Canadians not on a skiing vacations.  I used to say 'a cottage by the ocean, with tonnes of books', and just reading, eating, sleeping, and long walks.  Now I dream of 'painting instead of reading'.   So maybe a combo of both would be just perfect.

I think I may be able to have this happen in 2016, with lots of advance planning.  My BFF just retired in such location facing the ocean, and invited me.  Also she started watercolor.  The only problem is the lack of reliable internet access... and I am not developed enough as an artist :2funny: (look what I just called myself) yet to paint without direction.  I will have to find a solution before that time.

I am also thinking that her paradise should be used at time to welcome artists to come socialize and paint together. Wouldn't that be fun?   Makes me think of John Lennon's song 'Imagine'... and off I am dreaming again!

What is your dream vacations?

P.S.  I first post this while commenting on Patricia's painting in 'Painting from drack photo', then realized it was so off topic  :offtopic:  that I was going to get in trouble   :knuppel2:  , so I moved it hear... can we blame it on the thick foggy weather outside? 
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 10:20:14 AM
We share the same dream, Annie! And don't fool yourself - you can definitely paint without direction, evidenced by your great contribution to the Feb challenge! 

My dream is to take a year off, rent our house and spend 3 months in Puerto Vallarta, 3 months in Spain, 3 months in the Caribbean and 3 months in the US - traveling, painting, and experiencing life beyond our norm.  Hoping 2017 is our year to do just that!!
Cheers,
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Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 10:44:44 AM
I'm a true believer that you have to dream it first.
We have too many pets and family to be away for more than a couple of weeks at a time.
Have reservations to return to Riviera Maya in June with the whole family this time.
Eureka Springs, AR in September, and back to Cabo next March.  Will be looking into
 heading to the east coast this August but haven't decided exactly where.
When I was 45, I told my husband I was going to retire when I was 50, he laughed.
Well I retired at 50. See, you have to dream it first, then miraculously every thing you
do in the meantime will get you there.  So its accurate to say that I'm living my dream vacation.
"Never stop Dreaming" 
Robin


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Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 10:49:58 AM
Yes, a full year sabbatical  :yippee:

We had plan for 2015-2016 to spend time in Japan, Sweden, and the US, including a month of vacation in Hawaii. But recent new health issues, nothing serious, just requiring some treatments and a few meds, are jeopardizing this because of Health Insurance issues.  Two of the 3 of us may found ourselves not insurable outside Canada. We don't know yet.  Pity, we had waited 35 years to be able to find the time to arrange for this. 
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 10:56:58 AM
For years and years I had a dream of retiring and living on an island and down by the seaside - and that all the while about 700 km inland and at 1750m (approx 5500 feet) altitude.


What happened? Little did I know that I would be on an island and within sight of the sea :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: And loving it O0 :yippee:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #5 on: March 19, 2015, 12:04:19 PM
"Dreams really do come true"

Quote from
Wizard of Oz movie.
"Never stop Dreaming" 
Robin


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Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 05:20:57 PM
Happy for you, Dennis.  You deserve every day of happiness you can get!  You bring so much happiness to others.


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Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 05:25:38 PM
Sure hope you get the insurance thing straightened out.  We have lots of Canadian visitors in Hawaii; never heard them mention the insurance problem.

You have a guaranteed tour guide if you visit Oahu!

As for me, I am like Dennis.  I live my dream every day.  Just wish the days were 36 hours so I could paint more.

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Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 06:27:18 PM
Mea, this is because you don't see the Canadians with insurance issues   ;)

I visited the Big Island a few times, and fell in love with the geology of the island.

My neighboor just pop in at dinner time, he is not happy.  He had to cancel his skiing tip to the US because his doctor had to change his med for his blood pressure today.  He was supposed to leave this weekend... the health insurance quote is more expensive then the one week ski trip!

Mind until now, I never bothered taking health insurance because I can be flown back for emergency at no cost to me.  But things are changing.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 05:53:04 AM
Wow Annie, I never really thought about health insurance abroad.
Thanks for opening my eyes to this issue.  I fully understand your concerns.
"Never stop Dreaming" 
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Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 06:10:12 AM
... and this is from a country with universal health care!  But the soring cost of covering Canadians outside Canada, mostly in the US has force Provincial Health Care to close the tap.  We used to just buy a complementary if needed. 

Problem is also that we are not used to have to pay for health care with after tax money!   We have been spoiled for so long.
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


 

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