Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our budget summer vacation, Days 4 & 5

Day 4:
We packed up our tent and drove to Delaware. We were supposed to check out of the KOA at 11, but we didn't get out of there 'til noon.

Then it was supposed to be a five-hour drive, but due to traffic, potty breaks and missed exits, it took seven. It was not the most fun day of the trip.

We checked into a Comfort Inn at 7pm. Ethan joined me for a sunset swim, which put me in a better mood.

We had a nice dinner at a Mexican restaurant, then came back to the hotel and crashed.

Day 5:
We went on a "treetop adventure" at a place called Go Ape! It entailed climbing trees, walking across rope bridges from tree to tree, swinging into giant nets, and zip-lining across a pond.

Guess what?

Ethan loved it. He was yakking away and whooping it up the entire time. We had to keep saying, "Shhh!" Even though we were in the middle of a state park.

So I would say we ended on a high note.

You know, if we'd had the money to go to Atlantis, there probably would've been a hurricane, and I would've complained about that. If we had a summer house in the Hamptons, I'd complain that it wasn't close enough to the beach.

Our little budget mini-vacation was just fine. We had fun. In the end, like life, it's not where you go, it's who you go with.

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