This summer, we're going to northern NH so it's not that far. We'll also be taking many day trips. I'm just planning on the extra costs. Next year (hopefully), we'll go to Disney. We're waiting not because of costs, but because of ds's ages.
Luckily we live in an area that has all types of vacation like things to do. We were thinking about renting an RV for a week ( you can rent them at uhaul) to drive to the lake a mile away and camp out in it for a week.
I know after that week, we'll be soooo happy to get back home !!!
We had already booked and paid for a cruise on the Delta Queen before all this crunch happened, so we are still going on that. It's the Queen's last voyage before she is retired, and this boat has become dear to us over the years.
We also are flying to California for my niece's wedding, and I almost have enough saved for that trip. I just lack about $100!!!
We planned our vacation to Cape Cod a few months ago. Our family is really looking forward to the trip. It is the first one we have had in awhile that is just the 4 of us. Everyone is putting change in our change jar so we can enjoy our time.
i think a family vacation is far too important to cancel.
esp. since dh is the only one working right now, it's super important to me that he get some time off and away.
so we usually take a couple weekend road trips a year as well as a long week vacation somewhere.
we may just stick closer to home this year because of the price of ... well, everything! but, we'll make sure it's relaxing and worth while.
We vacation every year but rarely do we fly anywhere my DH just hates to fly. Cape Cod this year. DD is getting married in the beginning June so the wedding plans have taken over. We will go camping a couple of long weekends one in June and another in August. Our week long vacation to the cape is in July.
I know that we'll be taking DD to the zoo for the first time and we'll probably take our camper out (we recovered it last year after it was stolen in 2004! We still need to clean it up a bit though). We went to New England back last fall and I'd LOVE to go back, but gas is toooo much! The beach sounds nice, but DH HATES it. I'd also like to take DD to the ocean.
We have a seasonal campsite, so we're not hauling our rv(1978..loll. HEAVY) around. So the only gas is to and from. We'll off set it by not driving all over during the week. I don't anyway. We'll sepend every weekend and 2 1 week periods out there, then it's time for back to school. I'll budget for a little more in gas, but we just downsized our van to a more fuel effecient that that will offset.
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