The children have been home on February break since Friday....I swore once that I would never go through another winter break without going away, I lied.
A few months ago while figuring what to get my in-laws for the holidays,we decided that we would go away together and skip presents. It started out with us hitting Florida for a few days. Getting a house on the beach, swimming all day and bbq'n every night. It was going to be perfect. I was going to find a house, get the flights, rent a car and set everyone up with a very in-expensive get away.
Was I wrong, airline tickets to travel during winter break was going to cost us two mortgage payments and a house on the ocean would be another. Thinking about it....did I really want to spend my "vacation" cooking and cleaning someone else's house?
We contacted a travel agent and were told that it is one of the most expensive times to travel. How could they do that? They know parents and teachers can only travel during those times, why do they jack the prices so far out of reach? How do people actually get to go away and enjoy family vacations without breaking the bank?
We really searched trying to figure out what the best place would be for all of us, but most of all a place where the kids would be happy. If the kids are happy = everyone is happy. The only way we could afford it was with pulling the kids out of school next week for two days. It was the only way we could afford this vacation. The prices were actually thousands less traveling just one week later. We are going tropical and doing an all inclusive, everyone wins! The dog is going to his spend the weekend with his cousin Zach, the house will be taken care of by my house sitter and I can now spend the next week trying to figure out how to pack for four in only carry-ons!
Works out pretty good. This week we have been running around getting ready for the trip. The kids are being reminded that the prize we be being able to swim in turquoise water next week! I am so ready to get out of this snow and cold, I would be willing to walk to Jamaica if I had to! Below is a little music to get me in the mood......enjoy!