The economy isn't great and DH and I have been feeling it. Gas currently is only at $3.80 here but I know there are plenty of areas in the country where it is well above that. I have a new job I started beginning of April and DH is looking for a new job this summer, plus we are moving, and we are still dealing with medical bills from two years ago. We got to talking last night and both of us feel we need a vacation because the past two years of marriage we've been taking care of everything but ourselves. We've never had a vacation together because a honeymoon wasn't in the budget. Our family lives out of town so all of our spare travel money has always gone to visiting them which IMO isn't a real vacation.
We've had some money earmarked in savings for a large scale vacation...but I'm not sure that will ever come. We've always dreamed of going to Hawaii. Well rather DH just wants to see a volcano...such a boy! lol :p
I guess we have just come to the conclusion that we're never going to get to go on this dream vacation...so we're going to Colorado Springs for three days this summer as it is only 6 hours away. There is just so much money it would take to do Hawaii properly that I'm afraid we'll save it all up, have these grand expectations, and then come away from the dream vacation disappointed. Every time we get started on saving up money for I feel like something happens (like our medical scare, replacing my dead car, starting a new job, etc.) and it causes us to start from square one again. DH and I keep a substantial amount of savings because we don't like debt, but as a lot of you know there are some things in life you can't plan for.
I guess my questions is 1) Does anyone have a dream vacation they are saving up for? Do you think you will ever go on it? and 2) Has anyone taken their dream vacation? Did you come away from it feeling the effort was worth it?
I want to see us achieve our dream of going to Hawaii, but I don't want to wait the 3-5 years it would take to save up enough only to be disappointed. :shrug:
Also, for those of you that are tired of some of current topics on CAF Family Life, where are you going on vacation or where do you want to go on vacation? I like to live vicariously through others! lol :D