It is the month of love so . . .and who doesn’t want to getaway?
Do I really need to say anything else after the header?
It was a wonderful trip and exactly what I needed when I needed it. We were originally supposed to go at the beginning of March but we made the choice to hold off and we are glad we did since it was a day later that the state shut down to outsiders.
We did go through the mandatory COVID test and it did come back negative for us but it was nerve racking until we knew for sure we were okay. Once we landed it was a fairly quick process to get through the check stations and then on to the warm weather.
Below are 5 of the favorite new things we found on this trip.
In honor of my niece whose birthday is today; I have decided to ask all the kids where they would like to go. I posed three questions and only wanted the first thing that came to mind. The questions were:
What is one place that you would love to go?
Who would you take with you?
What is one thing you would want to do while you are there?
- Ella states: Hawaii is on the top of her list. She wants to take her parents, her cousin Carson and me (Yea!!) The top thing on her to do list would be to learn how and make a real flower lei.
- Elena says: Disneyland is the place she would most like to go to and she wants to take her mom since she will come with her on all the scary rides.
- Evie knows: Camping is on her list of things to do and she wants to do it with her family. Not that I blame her; I like camping with my family as well. While sitting by the campfire she would love to roast marshmallows. I know some great spots out in the PNW!
- Zeke says: He is all about the fish at the aquarium and to make sure he doesn’t miss one any of them, he will need to bring his big sister Ella along.
- Olivia (communicated telepathically to me since she is just over 1) says: She would like to go anywhere there is a lot of warm water to play in. I am guessing she must mean some place like the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, not that I can blame her. Her parents are a must and she is hoping to spot the Northern Lights while lounging in the warm water.
Reading through their answers, tells me many things: First, family is important. Second, the things they want to do are a direct reflection of their interests and hobbies. Third, the places they want to go are places that they have been before or places that us adults have been to and told them about. Something to consider when you get ready to plan your next getaway with the kids.
So I just got back from a mini-vacation or in my world, my spring break. I went to Utah to visit with family. It was great! I always enjoy spending time with my family. A mini get-away was exactly what my doctor should have ordered for me. But . . . sometimes I have wonderful fantasies about where I would really like to go for spring break (should time and money never be a factor). Don’t get me wrong—I love my family and I don’t mind using up my vacation time to be with them. So here is my list of spring break vacations I would like to take with my family so that I can have the best of both worlds.
- First trip would be with my parents and we would head to New Zealand. My Dad lived there long ago and it would be wonderful to go there with him.
- A camping trip would have to be made with my sister and her family to British Columbia.
- Of course there would be a girl’s only trip to Hawaii.
- Then a trip for the kids to Walt Disney World.
- Finishing off with a trip for the whole family to Sweden so we can learn more about our heritage.