We have almost made it through our first week of Summer vacation. The kids are staying up later, and then sleeping in later in the mornings. This works well for me, because I like to stay up late and then sleep in, too. In fact, last night, I stayed up until I got Junior up at 2:15, and then I went to be. I was up before 9, which wasn't fun, but it was still about 7 hours of straight sleep, which was nice.
Junior and I have been talking about when he should take his vacation this year. He gets three weeks now, but we will only use one week over the Summer. We decided that because of money, or the lack thereof, we are going to do a local camping trip for a few days. The kids will love it, and I will enjoy relaxing for a few days with no internet. Junior will be in heaven because he will get to fish all day and night.
We also talked about what we would do if we didn't have to worry about money. My first thought was Hawaii, but I am petrified to fly, so we would have to go somewhere we could get to by car. Junior said we should head to the west coast, since neither of us has even been. I checked out some Mission Beach vacation rentals and San Diego vacation rentals, and was able to find some pretty cute places to stay. Having recently rented a house with my sister's for our weekend getaway in Tennessee, I can weigh the options between staying in a hotel or a cabin/house. A hotel has room service, but a house has a full kitchen and more privacy. That said, do I really want to be cooking while on vacation? I don't think so. Besides, money is no object, so why not stay in the nicest hotel I can find? And if we like it nice enough in California, we could check out a San Diego property management company about finding somewhere to live permanently.
Who am I kidding. I love it here in SC, and that's where my family is. Vacationing is one thing, but I don't think I'd ever move away.