Miss L on the beach July Vancouver 2008
Julia at Hooked on Houses is hooked on Beach Houses this week, which made me think about summer holidays. Then I realised it’s only 10 weeks until we are due to go on holiday and I’ve done nothing about it. Getting Betty into the excellent kennels is a must, so I thought it was time to get on with it! I remember back in my 20’s, I’d see something on the Tuesday before, pursuade a friend and on Saturday we’d be flying off to somewhere exotic..not anymore!
Originally the idea was to hit Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and the Maritime Atlantic Coast and do a roadtrip over 14 days of the area to check it for emigrating to. We did Vancouver last year and loved it, but I thought it was prudent to check out the East Coast too. But practically, can you really see a 6 year old sitting in a car for 3-5 hour a day? I don’t think it’s fair really, it’s her holiday too and all we’ll be doing is driving – hardly thrilling. We could of course stay in Toronto for a week and then maybe fly to Halifax and do a week there? But it starts getting expensive the more flights you add.
So then the old chesnut popped up ‘Well we could go to Disney’… bit of a parental cop out, but how cool would it be to go with a 6 year old?. The first time I went I was 6 and I believed it all, it’s still one of my most magical holiday ever. But it would be mine and Paul’s 3rd trip in 7 years there. Poor old Miss L’s never gotten to go as we went for our honeymoon and a friend’s wedding!.
Then the conversation turned to … ‘well we could go back to Vancouver and talk to recruitment agents, real estate agents etc’ and still have a holiday. But if we go I think we should stay somewhere we’re more likely to live than on the beach which is oh so tempting….and we’re back to square one!
We only have enough money to do one big holiday and now I have no idea where to go? I priced them all and they are within about £300 of each other – maybe I should just pop the names in a hat and pull them out? Argh! 🙂
Where are you going on holiday this summer, please give me some inspiration x