Friday, July 8, 2011

It's just a vacation!

     My husband comes to me just 2 days ago and tells me that he has the last week of July off, Great!! You see I have been trying to get him to take some time off and do a family vacation for quite some time now to no avail. I tend to consider my self his second wife, as his first wifes' name is, Job!! So for him to say that he has scheduled it and officially taken it off is nothing short of amazing! He wants to FINALLY go to the beach (I have also been trying to get him to do this for the last 5 years!) I am ecstatic!!
    Thus begins my part. I get to plan!! Sounds easy enough, except for the fact that I have never officially planned a family vacation. So I jump in head first, this can't be that hard! Huh, let me rephrase that first part. I G E T to plan! Man, who knew that it could be this difficult. I have so many choices. Rather, maybe I have given myself too many. 

Should we go to the Gulf or the Atlantic?
Florida or stay in Georgia?
What destination? St. Augustine, Fort Walton, Destin, Panama City, Fernandina beach/Amelia Island, St. Simons, Tybee.......The options are endless!
What to rent? Condo/Hotel/Suite

    I have been searching for about 3 days. One of which I spent the greater part of the day on the computer, searching. To my displeasure I have also found that every one thinks that because you are traveling with 7 bodies you need 7 beds. On the contrary... that is not so.  Our 3 girls could easily share one bed, they do at home even though they each have their own bed!  I also found that a hotel wants to split you up between two rooms. It's a FAMILY vacation. That kind of defeats the purpose of taking a family vacation. Don't you think??? I have begun to feel that they hear bigger family and then instantly see dollar signs! So at this point, I figure that my only option is to lie and tell them I have 2 kids and smuggle the rest in upon arrival. Hoping they give us a room around back! Honesty seems to be biting me in the butt! Geez!

    So I finally decided, to take some of the stress off, I would start by choosing two Gulf side destinations and two Atlantic side destinations and begin looking there. Not a bad start. Until I found out that to go right now it will be a house payment or more to stay somewhere for a little less than a week. WOW!! Seriously! So frustrated and I really haven't even started. Well, at this point I am a bit glazed over. So for now I will keep searching and praying that something will come our way. I have 2 weeks....wish me luck! HA!
AND I think after all this I need a vacation!