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!