I never had a bachelorette party. Some ideas were thrown around between me and my Maid of Honor, Jaime, but we never came to rest on anything and the year surrounding my wedding was so crazy that it just didn’t seem feasible at the time. So, I never had a night out with my girls.
Not that I really have girls.
In grade school, I had three girls I hung out with, Christina, Sabine, and Jamie (a different one. Note the spelling.) But my best friend remained Kevin, and I hung with him and the boys as much as I did with the girls. In high school I was surrounded by women, and had a group of about ten that I spent my days with. Of course, now, that group has dwindled to two that I speak with regularly, Jaime (my MOH) and Chelsea.
Recently, Sahar’s sister posted some photos on Instagram of her and her girl group out on the town, and I felt a twinge of jealousy. I never had anything like that, and it turns out, I want it.
So, I decided to plan a girl’s trip. I enlisted the help of my cousin Sarah who is a travel planner (check out her page here) because I am just nonsense when it comes to hotels and reservations and tickets for things. I picked a place, Salem, Massachusetts, and a date: Sept. 15 2022. I compiled a list of my nearest and dearest, as well as my sister and her nearest and dearest, and I think it will make for an excellent group excursion. I have already made a list of things to do, and am super excited to share it all with my friends.
I went to Salem as a kid and had an absolute blast, but I do recall many things I wanted to do that my age had restricted me from. Now I can go see a psychic and the satanic temple and go in the magic shoppes! Very exciting.
I asked Twitter if they had been on girl’s trips before and the results were mostly positive, save a poor girl who lost her wallet shortly into her excursion. Most chicks seem to want to travel to beachy areas, and I love a good beach, but Salem in September is more my speed.
And so, like I did when I had a year to go until the cruise I took with my sister, I will start saving my money now, because I don’t want to worry about it down the road. I told Sarah I didn’t want anything fancy, but I definitely want fun. I’d rather spend more money on attractions than lodging, y’know? I mean, we’re only going to sleep there.
Alas, I have never planned a major trip before, so this should be fun. And I am fortunate to have an awesome planner in the family, too. I am very excited, even though it is a year away. Something to look forward to; something to work for.