So like we told you before we have a lot of plans for small (and some not so small) trips this summer. Planning a trip can be pretty easy, the hardest part is picking where you’re going to go.
Sarah’s Big Summer Adventure
As I mentioned before, I’m Broadway bound this year. But to be honest, that wasn’t the first place we planned on going. Our original plan was that we were going to be going down to Punta Cana to join our friend as she got married. It was going to be a week long vacation right before our son’s 3rd birthday. That right there was the main reason why we changed our minds, we’ve never spent more than one night away from him so going away for a week right before his birthday was really hard for us to even consider. So the plans changed to few days in Las Vegas. That was originally planned for the last week in July and we’d go to celebrate my birthday. I had picked out the hotel I wanted to stay in, a bunch of the attractions I wanted to go to…then we looked up what the temperatures would be like that time of year, somewhere around 45 degrees celsius….no thank you! So originally we just planned to push the trip to the fall. But then we sat down and really thought about it, and the timing of other things we had planned for this year that could effect travel and I really didn’t want to fly or be so far away in case something went wrong. That’s where Broadway came in. It’s a short drive so we didn’t have to worry about flying. 3 days on Broadway will cost just as much (if not maybe a bit more) than 4 days in Las Vegas, but for me it’s completely worth it. We plan on seeing a Broadway show, and taking in the sights. It’s going to be amazing and I couldn’t be more excited. So pretty much moral of the story, you might pick one spot for your vacation…but trust me your plans will change.
Bonnie’s longest road trip ever!
So every other summer, the boyfriends brothers, and spouses plan a trip to New Brunswick to see their Dad’s side of the family whom we do not see very often. And due to other factors, money being the biggest, we drive, to Tetagouche; about 13 hours give or take of a drive. This alone hinders plans, as we have to basically eliminate a day of travel each way. The last time we went down it was for 48 hours total for us, and a little over 24 hours for my boyfriends brother. Honestly, it can be a whirlwind of a trip, but so much fun.
The two major issues we have to consider with this trip:
- Timing: the timing has to be perfect, we have to configure everyone’s schedules and work around vacations and such. It can be hard, when organizing six grown-ups and four children under the age of 5.
- Money: The drive is expensive, especially with the price of gas these days, but it is still cheaper than flying, and shorter than taking the train. We can stay with family once we are there, but this year, we are also thinking about either renting a cottage, or getting a hotel room. We have imposed on family far too many times now, that we think we should get our “own” place this time.
We are still in the deciding phase of this trip, it is not that we don’t want to go, but it is such a long trip for such a short time. BUT MAN! I cannot wait to have a Danny Burger! One of the best burgers I have ever had in my life!