Over Memorial Day weekend, Tom and I will be traveling to the USA to visit friends and family and we couldn’t be more pumped! We haven’t been there in over a year and a half! What am I looking forward to the most about our vacation in the USA?
Things I’m most looking forward to in the USA
My friends and family
OK, well duh, this first one goes without saying. Life is too short and it’s so important to carve out time for the ones we love. The whole point of our trip is to see our loved ones and spend a nice little vacation with them. I was very fortunate and saw my parents, brother and sister-in-law back in September when we all went to Corsica so it hasn’t been that long. Facetime is great and I talk to my parents nearly daily but seeing them in the flesh is extra special.
Memorial Day shopping deals
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the shopping. France sales pale in comparison to the deals you can find in the USA. Memorial Day weekend is a shopper’s paradise and we’ll be stocking up on things we desperately need. Definitely taking advantage of the shopping and so excited to hit up my favorite stores that don’t exist in France. Oh and let’s not forget Target. It’s open until MIDNIGHT!
Getting a real massage
Zoning out on the massage table or in a massage chair is pure bliss and I can’t wait to book a real massage when back in the US. What do I mean by “real?” I mean someone who does more than a relaxing rubdown. I won a “massage” in a contest at my gym in France and all 30 minutes of the massage, I kept wondering when the actual massage was going to start. I want my knots tackled by hands that aren’t afraid to cause a little pain. Get in there, already! In France, massages tend to be more relaxing than anything and there are no membership places like Massage Envy. My back is counting down the days…
Self-serve frozen yogurt
If you’ve been reading Oui In France for a while, you know I adore frozen yogurt. I even wrote a post about why Red Mango needs to come to France a few years ago. While froyo is making its way over the Atlantic little by little, the shops I have seen pop up leave a lot to be desired in terms of flavors and toppings. Can’t wait to part with $7 for a big cup of something cool and yummy.
Fitness studio classes
My gym in France isn’t great. It’s a little run down with old equipment and makes me yearn for the days when I was in NYC and had everything fitness related just a short walk or subway ride away. Here my only option is my gym in town but when I’m on US soil, I’ll be the happiest person ever to shell out cash for classes at FlyWheel and PureBarre. Studio classes are fabulous and there’s such a selection in the USA to keep your workout on its toes. CANNOT WAIT.
Relaxing in a pool
In France, I don’t know anyone with a pool. But luckily for us, both my parents and my brother have a pool so it’ll be nice to sit back, relax on a float with a cool drink and just chill out… the ocean is also very nice but I’m scared of shark attacks. Really! I know the likelihood of an attack is relatively slim but do you know when the risk is nonexistent? When you don’t swim in the ocean at all. 😉