We spent some time with good friends this past week, hanging out in Palm Springs. We lounged by the pool, played with the kids, and mostly just relaxed. It was a great vacation.
While we were there, I shared a moment with one of my friends that I absolutely loved. It was one of those times when you just have to stare and blink for a second before you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
We had been at the resort for a couple of days, so we were in full vacation mode. We were waiting for our meals to arrive at a restaurant, just chatting about nothing too important, when my friend reached into his backpack and pulled out a new-looking book. “I’m looking forward to reading this later,” he told me. “It just arrived yesterday.”
I must have looked a little confused, because he smiled and continued. “Whenever I go on vacation,” he said. “I always get a package delivered at the hotel where I’m staying. It’s a gift to myself. It just makes me feel like the vacation has really started.”
I was slightly awe-struck. What a great idea! “What do you send yourself?” I asked him.
“Books, sunglasses, specialty snacks…” he answered. “Stuff I need but don’t have time to get before I leave. Or stuff I want but haven’t bought for myself yet.”
So brilliant. I can hardly wait to try it!
Have you ever had a package sent to your hotel while on vacation? What did you get?