Wow that is hard. We go over everything we want to do as well. The planning is a large part of the enjoyment. But don't worry, I'm sure he will get into it. I think it would be awesome to be surprised like that.
As part of the fun, he keeps randomly trying to guess where it will be. He's listing off all the different possible locations along with type of travel. Is it a house-boat? What music festivals are coming up? Is it a hiking/cycling/camping trip? Is it Comic-con? Okay, just tell me is it local, domestic or international travel?
I'd gotten side-tracked from planning until last week then pulled it together. Complete with a kick-ass-looking itinerary, might I add. When deciding on dates and season, it occurred to me seeing the Halloween costumes would be a trip! I mentioned Halloween to him and that threw him for a loop as to where we might be going. Now he's wondering if I just said that to throw him off track.
Anyway..... flights are booked! I'm super excited. Accommodation is also booked for the first part. I decided on a local apartment to stay in. Things to see, do, and when, and other destinations are mapped out. And the annual motor show will be on while we're there. I've dedicated a day to that haha.
As our travels are still some time away, after it's all booked, he's decided he'd like to know where we're going so that he can look forward to it with me. I think we also both know that I'll crack trying to keep it to myself for that length of time. Especially when he keeps playing the guessing game!
I'll be sharing it all with him this weekend. Kick-ass itinerary included. I've also lined up a language class for us to take together starting next week. The time is blocked out as 'busy' in our calendars which also has him curious. meson, I absolutely agree that the planning and/or anticipation is a large part of the enjoyment. This little experiment really demonstrated that to me. While it's been fun teasing him with the unknown, endless possibilities, I can't wait to share all the excitement and lead-up of this trip with him. I can't keep all these bookmarked youtube clips
to myself! Next year will be his pick!