Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Summer Vacations on a Budget

Spring has sprung and summer is close behind.  I used to look at this period as the "final stretch" before "glorious summer."  

Now seasons seem to run into each other (okay, so I don't live in cold weather) and time has a different meaning.

So does money.  Like the rest of you, Car-man and I feel the economic vise squeezing our pocketbook.  

So what does a family do for vacation on meager funds?  One suggestion is to pick a vacation destination midway between all family members.  Plan a reunion at a campground around games, picnics and potlucks.

And should even that pose a financial hardship, consider purchasing an inexpensive web cam that can be enjoyed throughout the year.  


Diane J Standiford said...

And it is amazing how many families don't explore their own towns/cities.

Marlene said...

Thanks Sue,good idea for mt next family reunion!

Ms. 50something said...

Hey, folks. Diane reminds me how much fun it is to take a section of your own town and explore it. No, don't get in the car (unless the weather gets in the way). Go on foot and check out the homes, gardens and lifeblood of the community.