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Planning Something Fun

September 18th, 2016 at 10:34 pm

I hadn't really thought much about it, but I think it's probably pretty official that we are not going to do a National Park trip this year. I had wanted to see how our home repairs would price out first, but I didn't count on my child falling apart. (If we went on a trip it was going to be without the kids, but I don't think DL would go for that right now).

It's fine. I already had a good feeling that we would push that off to next year. It just popped into my head and I am thinking, "no way in heck!" We have absolutely nothing travel planned for next year, or any future years, so I am sure we will plan a nice National Park trip next year. Just MH & I. I don't know what order, but we want to do Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce/Zion and Yellowstone. That will probably keep us busy for the next 3-4 years. If we do anything with the kids it would probably just be renting a beach house or a lake house for the week, or a small road trip. It would not be a priority or wish of mine to fly anywhere.

As for my birthday, I mentioned wanting to do a weekend away near San Francisco. MH did discuss with his mom, but her timeshare did not come through on this either. !!

That kind of got pushed aside in the craziness of the last couple of weeks, but today I booked a hotel. About $500 for 2 nights (*choke choke*). But it's my 40th birthday and I wanted to splurge a bit. (It's just extra painful since we already spent thousands above our travel budget this year, and we rarely pay anything for hotels. I had to take some time to talk myself into it).

We got a beach front hotel near San Francisco.

I want to spend the day in SF doing a hike and eating at one of my favorite restaurants.

I expect that the beach will be much nicer by our hotel and we will probably drive down the coast a bit and just enjoy the food and scenery.

8 Responses to “Planning Something Fun”

  1. Carol Says:

    Sounds fun. Happy Birthday to come!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I would hate to pay $250 a night, too!

  3. Dido Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration to look forward to!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Sounds like fun! I too would like to do some National Parks someday. They're not at the top of my travel wish list, but they're on there. Big Grin

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Looks really nice!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That looks gorgeous!

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    All of those national parks are amazing in their own way. Many of those on your list, are on mine too!!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I can't wait to see pictures! Smile

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