Okay...so several people have expressed their interest in a get-to-gether.....now its time to settle on some dates and a location....here are somethings to consider for:
1. Time to meet your goal weight (and use this trip not only as a way to meet people who helped support you....but also as a reward)
2. Times when you can take off from work/school or kids can get off if you are bringing the family.
3. Sufficent time to save up for the trip
I'm suggesting Summer of 2010....so not this summer but next summer I think would give everyone plenty of time to save up that wanted to go!
1. Cruise - This pretty much encompasses everything that everyone suggested......there are spas on a cruiseship, casinos, plenty of beach scenes....etc...lots to do and all inclusive!!! BUT you must consider getting sea sick
2. Las Vegas - Not really a family friendly, so I would probably leave the kids at home. Also, many of the hotels are kind of expensive...but I'm sure we can all find one we agree with......Also many cheap buffets for eating out...LOL! And free drinks as long as your gambling...LOL!
3. Spa getaway - I have looked into several of these....they are very expensive; however, they are taylored towards eating healthy, exercising, and an overall healthy experience.....most were located in beautiful places with waterfalls to take walks and stuff......I'm sure I can find one that is nice and not too expensive if your interested in a get-to-gether that will not derail all our good efforts.....I would say if we choose this one to leave the families at home...LOL!
4. Beach time!!! - So, this one speaks for itself.....the beach, the sun, the ocean........grilling out! Maybe several people can get together and go in on some condos???? Not sure which way would be the cheapest route here....really depends on where we go...
So everyone let me know some dates and and thoughts on locations.....I know I can't go before Summer 2010...but if you guys vote for one before then I will still help plan it!