Like most of the midwest, it has been very hot and very dry in central Indiana. It seems like all of our friends have been going on vacation and doing all kinds of fun things, while we’ve been stuck here working nonstop! It’s not really that bad, I guess I’ve just been feeling a little sorry for myself. It seems like every time I check out Facebook I see more pictures of someone at the beach, at Disney World, or wherever!
Before we had kids in school, we never went on vacation in the summer. It seems like most places are hot and miserable, and it just isn’t fun for us. It also isn’t very practical for our work situation. Between dog grooming, concrete, and Italian ice, all of our work is super busy during the summer months. (Not to mention it’s really hard to get away from the garden in the middle of the summer!) It really stinks to “get away”, only to come back to an overwhelming amount of work! The past few years we felt like we “had” to go during summer break, but this year we’ve decided to buck the system!
Every year for fall break, we head down to Gatlinburg, TN . It’s a nice long weekend for us. The boys have even said they’d rather go there than Disney World… we’ve discovered they really don’t care where we go, as long as there is a pool there!
So this year, we’re planning on taking an extended fall break trip to Gatlinburg as our family vacation. We’ve been saving our pennies, and finally had enough money saved to make our reservation! This couldn’t have come at a better time for me. While I would love me some palm trees right now, I’m more than happy to wait a few months to take a trip to one of our favorite places during our favorite time of year! It’s very rewarding to have something to work toward. The boys have been gladly doing extra chores around the house so they can save up spending money for the trip as well!
What are you saving your pennies for? When is your favorite time to vacation? Where is your favorite place to go?