This year, Mr. Hobbitfeet and I believe we will be able to take our first ever family vacation (since our honeymoon, which although included Girl-baking in my oven-did not include Boy who instead went to Philly with my mom and step-dad). We have done little weekends here and there at various family members’ cottages, but we've not done a "FAMILY VACATION."
That being said, we can't afford a huge expensive thing (read: Disney World). It can not include air trip as round trips tickets for a family of four is redonkulous and would eat up at least half of our budget. We also have to keep in mind that we will be spending $11 a day on dog boarding.
I am also aiming to have this coincide with Mr. Hobbitfeet and my 5th anniversary on what Mr. Hobbitfeet always says is D-day but is actually the following day.
My plan is to go to the
I also decided we should spend part of the trip at
I am trying to be calm.
I am breathing.
As the youngest of seven with a legally blind father, Mr. Hobbitfeet didn't get to travel much as a kid, and since he didn't learn how to drive himself until we were married, he hasn't been on many road trips. Girl has only ever been to
So I am breathing and facing up to my fears as I always tell Boy to do, and I'll cross that bridge when I come to it (and every night beforehand in my nightmares)!
I just need to remember that neither Mr. Hobbitfeet nor the kids have seen mountains and mountains are beautiful and purple and majestic (it says so in the song). Plus we can see the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and who doesn't love a good cliff dwelling?
I will be very calm and open to this experience. People don't normally plummet to their deaths in the