I am embarrassed to write this, but our family has not had an Official Vacation for Three and a Half Years.
Yes, we did go to Duck Hunting Camp last January,
but in my book, that DID NOT qualify in any way
as a Family Vacation,
at least not
I don’t mean to be selfish, but I scrubbed, cooked, laundered,
and did all the work while my men shot Ducks for 10 days.
We were in a 2 room shack and it was COLD.
I was the one who kept the home fires burning, and,
although I did take a few nature walks, I primarily was
the Keeper of the Cabin.
In no way does that sound like a vacation to me,
what WAS I thinking?
I was ok with our ‘No Vacation This Year’ policy
knowing that our family was “starting over” in a new home, job, and locality.
With so many life changes and such,
we chose (for 3 years) not to spend our precious income on a Vacation.
Fast forward to today.
These past few months, I see on Social Media daily…
Families enjoying Beaches,
Now… we DO have fun, and go to the Local Pool almost every day.
But there is something different about getting away to the Beach!
I want to do it!
It won’t happen this year,
but I am setting my mind
making a goal that next Summer,
we will spend a week
on the Beach
in a Family Vacation Setting.
How will this happen?
We Thrift anyway… I mean, as a rule, my son and nephew and my Mother love to shop at the local Thrift shops. We go almost Weekly to our favorite area Thrift Shops! Our home is filled with Thrifted Treasures.
I am starting to get an eye for the nice, valuable pieces. I have decided to let Thrifting go to the next level, and become a Seller of Thrift to finance our 2016 Summer Beach Vacation.
No more fake smiles when I tell the kids “we are on a Staycation.”
That’s been fine for this summer, but next Summer we are OUT of Here.
A Real Vacation is in the cards for us!