Saturday, March 6, 2010

I've been thinking

which, invariably, leads to drinking and then moves to crazy ideas.  I am definately not the college student anymore, 2 bottles of Mike's Hard Apple Cider over the space of 4.5 hours (I'm a sipper) and I'm ready to sleep.  Just call me "Sleepy" tonight. :)

Anyway, my family has some changes coming up and some planning to do. We've sold our home in VA while living in TN (hooray!) but, come May, we need to find a new place to live. It looks like we will be going from one rental to another for a couple months or so until we can find a permanent residence. Unfortunately, finances and timing won't work for us to move just once instead of twice. That's stressful enough, but now we have decided it's a good time to plan vacations before hubby retires (Feb) from the military.

In June, we want to take a family vacation and then later this summer, if I can find someone to take my kids (grandma, you there?) the hubs and I are taking a long overdue vacation. We haven't had more than a weekend in over 5 years.  Then we went to Ireland. This time, I'm thinking Tuscany. My goal, to come back sated and inebriated. -wink- (sense a theme tonight?)

Anyway, my thinking is about that family vacation. I want to do something we don't normally get to do but what? What for the teen/tweens that is fun but toucehes on something unique to the US/North America? A few days sightseeing around the Grand Canyon or maybe a trip to Niagra Falls. We will be starting from the No. VA areas for this trip so what to do? Throw ideas at me ladies and gents. I need to get researching costs.

I think renting an RV will cost too much and driving any distance would really stink but... why not fly to a region of the US like hubby and I did in Ireland, then rent a care and drive every couple days to another part of the region to see it? Hmm...

Any other ideas?  I'm sorry I've rambled a bit but well, 9pm now and hard cider, okay?

Cheers! Beck


Mary Grace McNamara said...

How about a houseboat rental on the big lake in the Ozarks or Lake Mead? We looked into that ourselves and it looked like it would be lots of fun and certainly very different than anything we had ever done before. But if you or your kids have never actually stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon, it's a must at least once in your lifetime! Totally awesome in the truest sense!

Have fun planning!


Crafty Maine Mom said...

The best vacation we took as a family was to the Grand Canyon but you should try to include a couple other parks while your in the area. The Petrified forest, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Canyon to name a few. We spent two days in each.

Barb said...

I love the houseboat idea...that sounds awesome!!

Hand Quilting Nana said...

When we were in Yellowstone we noticed that lots of families with children were flying there and then renting an rv to stay in and travel around the park. Looked like lots of fun.