So I’m kind of in a rut this week.
My mind has been in a thousand different places and not a single one of them have been here.
We need a vacation. We need to get away. The husband’s vacation time doesn’t start until July 1st and I am watching the calendar like a hawk. Pretty soon it will be hours I’m counting and not days.
But… my original plan is squashed because of a little oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. The relatively short drive to the Gulf coast was the biggest incentive to travel those 9 hours to the beautiful sandy beaches. That’s out.
A fellow blogger made an impromptu trip to see Mount Rushmore. The idea flooded my head! What a wonderful idea! What a great way to see the country and see history! I did a little research and things were looking promising until I calculated the fuel cost. Ugh… why can’t gas still be 98 cents a gallon like it was when I was a teenager. It’s 1,271 miles… one way. That’s out. (For this year anyway…)
The current short list includes Washington DC and Niagara Falls.
-Niagara Falls is only 668 miles! That’s a plus and most activities are under $15 per person.
-D.C. is about 660 miles. Researching the area I’ve found a nice little campground in Maryland only about an hour from the city. Biggest plus for this area is nearly everything is free!
Sitting around this house is about the most boring way to spend a Summer vacation. I’m getting cabin fever and I’m sure the kids are too! So I’m looking for tips and tricks for visiting these two places! If anyone has any, please spill the goods!