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  1. Vacations and Travel
    Ever notice how you don't even use half of the stuff you packed into your suitcase/bag/carry on thinking you *might* use them while you're away? (Examples: books, magazines, work out clothes, dressy clothes 'just in case you get last minute/severely discounted tickets to a play etc) What are...
  2. Military Families
    Has the traveling Vietnam Wall visited anyone's area? I took the kids to see it last night. It was so very sad. I cried repeatedly. The set up was beautiful. There were many volunteers and grief counselors on hand. If you ever have the chance to visit, please do. Replica of Vietnam...
  3. General Chat
    I've been enjoying my new retirement by traveling! We haven't taken long trips, but some short ones around Iowa, a trip to Minneapolis and one to Michigan. I get itchy feet.... wanderlust...
  4. Kitchen Basics
    My SO travels for his job. It's typical for him to be gone for a few days to a week at a time, every week. During this time, he does a lot of driving each day and it's a different town and motel every night. When he eats at home, he has no tummy problems but when he's out on the road, eating...
  5. Vacations and Travel
    Hi, everyone! :wave2: Just wondering if you could help me plan ahead for a vacation that is coming up. We're going to a place that will take approx. 2 days to get to including an overnight stay at a motel. I'd like to find ways to entertain the kids while we're travelling. Last time we...
  6. Thanksgiving
    Every year my parents, my in-laws and my family all go away for the holiday. We find a place that suits us all and is definitely in our budget. We split the cost of the food and the cost of the house. This year we are heading to Virginia. The house is costing us a total of $600 dollars for...
  7. Support
    We are traveling today and coming back on Saturday, to and from the mountains. Please pray that we have safe travel. Thanks.
  8. Christmas
    And how are you trying to keep it frugal? DBF & I will be leaving on the 18th to travel from North Carolina to Nebraska. I booked my hotel in advance & get a membership discount for an association I am in. We got one night for $29. We drive the first 15 hours to St. Louis then the next day...
  9. Vacations and Travel
    Any great things to see along the way? We will be staying overnight near the border between Ohio & PA on our way back to my hometown in Pennsylvania.....
  10. Kitchen Basics
    We are leaving next Sunday for New Mexico. We thought we would pack some foods to eat for lunches while we are on the road. What types of foods do you pack for a picnic?
  11. Just Tips
    okay on saturday august 25 we leave for mrytle beach from Va, 5-6 hour drive Our vacation is a short one, saturday we leave around 6 in the morning checkin time is later in the afternoon, we leave that following tuesday probably in the morning im taking aboout $400.00 in cash, the condo was...
  12. Just Tips
    Looking for tips/suggestions/ideas for car travel with young children (under age 12) to keep them happy. (excluding packing a cooler or gameboys) This would be for trips over an hour long.
  13. Frugal Living
    We are heading down to Florida on Thursday. Going to try to drive all night and then off and on throughout Friday. We don't know where we will be stopping for food because we have never been done there. We'll be going down to Harrisburg and then on to I-95 all the way down. Does anyone have any...
  14. Family
    ....or handy with Working Tools?? Just curious to know if I'm the only one.....
  15. Support
    Could you all spare a moment to say a prayer for 2 car loads of kids, including my son, Jesse. They are heading to LV after church this morning to go to the movies. They are planning to watch 3 movies, lol. He turned 18 yesterday and this is a celebration of his birthday and some of his...
  16. Support
    Please say a little prayer for Malcom today. He is traveling with others from his work today. They are heading to Indiana. I hope he has good weather from here to there!! Thanks for taking a minute to say a little prayer for him and his safe travel!! :D
  17. Pets
    When traveling with your pet(s), do you make them travel in their cage, carrying case, etc.?  I was just thinking about this as I was vacuuming the dog hair out of my car and DH and I have not been making our pup travel in the carrying case.  When we first got him, he always rode in the case...
  18. Pets
    Don't do like kat and drop them off at my mom's..lol. This site lists plenty of pet freindly spots! Pets Welcome
  19. Family
    * Brought to you in partnership with American School Counselor Association. Pack an Activity Bag Dreading the idea of trying to keep your children from arguing for hours in the car? We've got tips to help stack the deck in your favor on your next family vacation: Additional Resources · Print...
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