Real Estate Agent with Golden Hills Real Estate Services CA# 01929837


I haven't posted in awhile, and I have no excuse other than I can't take my mind off of my upcoming beachvacation.  I sit down to write something, and my brain immediately goes to the beach, snorkeling and yummy fruity drinks.  Since my job is what I rely on to pay for these fun vacations, you would think I'd get my act together.  Apparently not!


Most of our vacations are ones in which we pack up our travel trailer and head out to enjoy nature.  We camp at state parks, go to nearby lakes, occasionally visit a federal park.  Wherever we go, it usually involves jeans, shorts, hiking boots, and bug repellent.  Believe me, I love these get aways.  The best part is I don't wear makeup and I don't care what my hair looks like.  (I'm usually wearing a hat!)

Several years ago, I came up with an idea of alternating vacations.  One year travel trailer trip and the mai tainext year involves a plane or a cruise ship.  It has worked out very well, and I have also found that when it's the year of the plane or cruise ship, I get very excited.  I spend every waking moment deciding what to pack, perusing the Internet looking at tourist attractions, and counting the days until we leave.  


This year we are traveling with another couple, which is something we have only done once before.  That trip was a cruise, and it worked out very well.  Since there was so much to offer, we did a lot together, and we did things apart.  Fun was had by all.

This time we are going to be staying in a 2-bedroom suite at a resort in Cancun.  These friends have been inviting us for years to join them, because they have a vacation ownership.  By going with them, we get to enjoy all of their perks.  Needless to say, we can't wait, but the closer it gets, I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  Will we get along okay being together for a week?  Are we obligated to do what they want to do because they have the "perks"?  Am I being ridiculous thinking like this?


I talked to my friend and she was thinking the same thing!  We have agreed that we don't have to be together all of the time.  We picked our excursions that we want to do together, and the rest of the time we will be on our own.  Not only that, but we don't get to see each other that often, so this will be a chance to spend some quality time together.  All four of us get along well, we all love to eat and drink, and we all love to laugh.  What am I worried about????  Let's get going!!

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 Kathi Jozaitis

3223 Crow Canyon Rd, Suite #110

San Ramon, CA  94583





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Comments (6)

June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Have a fabulous vacation.  I'll check back to see pictures from your ports of call!!

Oct 19, 2014 10:29 AM
Maria Gerlinger
Reno, NV

Kathi, you have nothing to worry about, especially if you have room on your credit card for emergency strategies. I am not trying to panic you, but you also don't want to panic while there.

You all will have a great time. They wouldn't invited you if they didn't know you enough.

As the Bob Marley sings it: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Oct 19, 2014 10:37 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I can't wait to take some time off myself closer to the holidays. It's been one of those long, grinding, hard fought years for me!

Oct 19, 2014 10:38 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

We all need a vacation break and going somewhere exotic makes things a little more interesting!

Oct 19, 2014 03:04 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kathi - We took a motor home trip through the western United States this summer, and it was quite a memorable trip. We typically spend all our vacation time visiting relatives, so this was completely different, and we loved it.

Oct 19, 2014 03:29 PM
Kathi Jozaitis
Golden Hills Real Estate Services - San Ramon, CA
Your San Ramon Valley Realtor. I'm here to help!

June - Not to worry.  I'm a scrapper, so I'll have lots of pictures!!

Maria - My husband just quoted Bob Marley the other day.  The forecast calls for rain and he started singing "Don't worry, be happy!"

Nicole and Pete - I do believe vacations are necessary for all.  You don't even need to go away.  Just need to turn the brain off from work related things.  Of course, exotic places are definately a plus!!

Troy - When our kids were younger, we spent all of our vacations visiting my family in the midwest.  Now that the kids are grown, we are taking time for ourselves and going on "real" vacations.  One of the best trips we had was a 2-week trailer trip to Yellowstone.  Can't wait to see more of the United States.

Oct 22, 2014 03:41 AM