...from our daily vocation....OH OH OH!
Anyone else sing that Mary Kate & Ashley song when you think those words? Anyone? No?
Well, anyway. Remember our traveling nightmare last month where we were compensated with free round trip tickets to anywhere Airtrain goes? Well, we initially had no plans of a summer/anniversary vacation, but when presented with free airplane tickets, the possibilities seemed endless. Should we go back to Jamaica? Try another location in all-inclusive land?
Well, it turns out using airline vouchers to those popular summer locations is a lot harder than it sounds. Because it sounds too good to be true. Non-paying customers are pretty much given the last priority when it comes to booking a summer trip, meaning that unless you wait until the last minute to snatch one of the reserved voucher seats, it's not happening. Having a real job sure makes a spur of the moment trip difficult (unless you're my lucky husband who works in a school....).
So an exotic trip might be out, but we are trying to find a fun place in the US for an affordable long weekend getaway. I don't know about you, but this is the first summer in the real world, and having some kind of vacation to look forward to sure would be nice. I love the idea of setting out to a new city that neither if us have been to, even if for a short period of time. I'm already thinking of my summer travel essentials...
A retro suitcase.
Loud and bright sunglasses.
High-waisted shorts. (I have a pair that I snagged on my last thrifting adventure that I'm just waiting for the right moment to wear.)
And cute sneakers. Because I have learned that I'm turning into a grandma and my feet cannot handle walking long distances in flip flops anymore.
So here's my question, friends. Where have you gone or would suggest for an affordable weekend getaway? I have a list of places, including Austin, Seattle, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Boston. I know some of my readers live in some of these locations and I would love to hear some of your favorite spots!