Holiday time is approaching and normally I would feel a sense of excitement. However the trouble is in just over two weeks I’ve agreed to spend the first week of my holidays, with the family (i.e. hubby & our two kids) and some friends, at a holiday resort.
I’m not the best of company for extended periods in group situations, as I like my own space, and to make matters worse there’s no Internet access. The owner of the resort tried to explain to me that you don’t need a computer when you go on holiday. What the? Are they for real?
So now, as the time approaches, I feeling a bit like Robin Williams from RV: Runaway Vacation. I’ve been plotting for days how I can smuggle some type of electronic device with me, to remain connected, and stay sane.
And like Robin Williams character in this movie I will need to be sneaky clever as hubby may not totally understand and friends definitely won’t.
Help definitely needed
Here are my thoughts so far:
- Internet cafe – not ideal. Expecting others to be slow to get going in the morning so would be good to access from accommodation.
- Use Data plan on my PDA – less than ideal. Expensive option because my PDA is 2.5 G. Also I’ve lost my charger for my PDA and have to charge using computer. If I take a computer it would be my MacBook which won’t work with my PDA that runs Windows Mobile 5.
- Purchase a Mobile 3G USB modem plan for my MacBook – this option looks good to me. Smuggle my MacBook into my luggage. Plans are about $30/month although not sure if wireless coverage will reach Siesta Park in Busselton? Downside is need to sign up for a 12 or 24 month plan to ensure 1 week of sanity (seems worth it to me).
- Go without?
So I’m thinking the USB modem plan might be the way to go. What’re your thoughts? Crazy or sane? Do you know which company is better to go with?
Off course maybe therapy is cheaper?
PS Not that I’m being secretive but lets hope hubby doesn’t Google my blog and read this post 🙂
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