Earlier this week I was chatting with a co-worker who goes to Florida every year for Spring Break. We began talking about vacations and how we never go on spring break but rather later in the year for some reason. Last year we went to Florida in June (Way too hot...we'll never do that again!), St. Louis in August and December (again, didn't care for Augusts' weather! And also... I guess I wouldn't say those were "big" vacations as we were visiting the Morrisons). Prior to that we'd gone to Key West (2005) and Mexico (2003) and visited Emerald Isle, NC a few times in 2004 and 2005 (my mom lived there... so again, I wouldn't say those were "vacations"... just "visiting").
When we got married we talked about doing a "big" vacation every other year... something like going to the beach or Florida or somewhere more pricey than just traveling to the coast of Michigan to camp or visiting friends in other states.
This year we have nothing on the horizon, as I think things will be chaotic enough with Hudson's arrival. We're planning on at least one, possibly two, camping trips (wish us luck with a newborn and 2 year old!), but other than that we will probably stick to our great state of Michigan. We've tossed around the idea of going to Mexico for 3 or 4 days this November for our 5 year anniversary (just the 2 of us.. no kids!) but I think that's right around the end of hurricane season and I'm not sure I want to gamble with a vacation and having sucky weather.
Next year, however, I'm hoping to go somewhere warm on Spring Break. Its almost a necessity living in Michigan when that time of year the dreariness seems to drag on and spring is teasing you every few days before kicking you again with cold wintery-like weather.
Anyhow... all this rambling leads me to my topic.
How often do you/your family take "big" vacations... like to tropical areas or the coast or other states and not just visiting family/friends? Where are your favorite vacation spots? Beaches, in particular. I'm thinking a nice, warm sandy beach next spring break... relaxing all week (yeah... with a 3 year old and 10 month old LOL!). Anywhere you can recommend?
For us... like I said before, in the past 4 or 5 years we've gone on approximately one "big" vacation a year... although some I'd call more "visiting loved ones" rather than "vacations" kwim? I'd like to get into the habit of saving up for a big trip every other year. There are so many places I'd love to visit... the redwood forests, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, different places in Mexico and the Caribbean, the Atlantis on Paradise Islands and just plain beaches, beaches beaches... LOL!
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