Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Re: Goals for the Rest of 08 & 09??
Yeah I am sort of in a similar boat. Last real vacation my wife and I took was our honeymoon almost 2 years ago. Right afterward we bought a house and then got pregnant. Our son is 7 1/2 months, but not really old enough to enjoy a vacation and to young to live with the in-laws or parents. We are planning a 7-8 day trip to California (San Fran, Napa, Yosemite) next June (early June). Even though it shouldn't cost to much it is going to sting. With the promotion it won't be terrible, but we just spent about $3,000 redoing our kitchen and the floors on the 1st floor completely (+1 for DIY) and then we just got hit with an unexpected $5,800 tab having to completely replace our HVAC system because it decided to puke and die (course it was 17 years old and poorly maitained before we bought the place).
This'll be the first vacation since getting married and probably our last one for a couple of years as we are hoping to have another baby on the way (delaying that 'work' till after the trip). So kind our first and last chance to really get away from it all and unwind for the next couple of years.