I know I immediately fell in love with it and so will any other travel-wanna-be-organized dates for a year-kind of person.
I wanted to do it SOO badly, but I didn't know when I would make it for Dax and when to give it to him.
The opportunity arose in a random role play that Dax and I were going through one night. (See other blog about role playing).
You see I was a doctor and I found out that Dax had a serious case of the Meganitous disease. Not extremely contagious, so don't worry you won't become obsessed or fall in love with me or anything, there isn't really much of a cure, and it's very serious.
Anyway, he was obviously worried and asked me if I knew of a specialist with Meganitous.
Of course I did! However, this specialist was kind of crazy and she lived in a magicalland and worked from home. (Sounds a little iffy doesn't it.) She only goes by her first name, ALWAYS changes her number (because she doesn't want anyone to know), and she's really A-specious (as my younger sister Ruby would say Suspicious. Of course the word is probably more amusing to me because when I heard her say it for the first time: "hmmm" She said on the phone. "What Ruby?" I asked and in reply she said "My toe jam is A-specious. I still can't stop laughing. )
So Dax thinks he has this specialists number and he tries to text it. A reply comes back saying that it wasn't the person he wanted to reach but that she knew where Doctor Megan lived and could him him the exact adress. She suggested he write her a letter seeing if she could see him and then meet up with his travel agent.
If I was Dax's Travel Agent that would be the PERFECT opportunity to give in the lay out on all the great deals for all these awesome destinations.
He sent Doctor Megan a letter leaving his number and she called back using the *67 to keep her number secret.
This specialist is kinda creepy if you ask me...
She can see him but before they make an appointment he better see a travel agent to get all the arrangements for when he was going.
The travel agent just happened to be the person he text in the first place! (Weird coincidence)\
They made a appointment for the following Tuesday at 3:30pm.
During this whole time the idea started off as just coping what was on the blog and it grew until it became this:
On the original blog about this "Love Passport" You receive a card:
A travel Itinerary:
and the link to the passport.
Passport stamps(Seen above, kind of) and the link to those.
and airline tickets:
and THEIR link.
WELL I couldn't just stop there.
This idea welled inside of me and I went crazy.
The Travel Agent had to cancel for a WEEK because "some people she was receiving things from was REALLY busy. She was out of brochures and the LoveBrochureCompany was really behind in making 13 brochures for cryin' out loud.
....I couldn't just be simple could I....
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!
I made A single pricing list, a packaged plans and deals list, a passport application, AND a Love Security Application (not to be confused with a SOCIAL security number. Completely different.)
Needless to say I was very busy for a week but I loved it...and now I'm kind of sad since it's all finished...so I'm sharing it!
I felt pretty professional yesterday with my heart shaped approval stamp/seal and all of my know-how.It was a lot of fun having him fill out all these forms and look at the different brochures and helping him plan which country he wanted to go to in which month for the whole next year!
I told him I would send in his applications and get him airline, hotel accommodation, and other activities all set up and that he should be receiving it all in the mail shortly.
Mail= his backpack while he is at school on Valentines Day (aka Tomorrow). HEE HEE!!!
How it will look when he opens the envelope
So yes it took me forever and no you don't have to do this and I won't be offended or think less of you for taking the easier shorter route (heck I might have even done it if I knew it would take this long!) I'm really glad I did all of this because it gave me something to do while Dax is gone at school or work and I learned a lot about the different countries which makes me even MORE excited to be traveling to them all, all this next year with the love of my life! I love the fact that dates are more-or-less planned for every month for a year...usually it's: " I really want to do something," "me too" "What should we do" -one hour later after complaining about how going out and doing ANYTHING (especially in winter) is going to cost money we don't have)- "I guess we'll watch a movie...again..." With this I pretty much know what we're doing and when and it gives me more to look forward to when the word "date" is mentioned. Also it'll all make a great keep sake for when we're older.
We can say we traveled the world for less that 300 bucks. (That's about 20 dollars per date allowance for a year. Dax and my deal has been "20 dollar dates" if it's anything more it better be once in awhile or else TOO BAD.)
I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I've loved creating it.
P.s. If you ever do want any of the brochures or anything I can figure out a way to give them to you! I mean I did spend all the time on it and then you won't have to!
It's been almost a whole year since I did this post and we've maybe done 3 months out of the 12. Maybe due to busy schedules? The few that we did do I didn't really enjoy all that much anyway. The definition of a date to me is keeping it simple. Not spending all my time trying to make the apartment look like a country and spending a ton of time in the kitchen. I don't want to do that! It's a date, I want to be spending time with my hubby and enjoying one another company. So overall this was really fun to create and could be great if revised, but it just didn't work out for Dax and I last year.