In my post last week, I told you that during my Babble hiatus we took our first real life family vacation to Hawaii. It was also the first time we’d ever been on an airplane together, so you can imagine how big of a deal this was for my family.
We’re not vacationy folks, probably because vacations cost big dollars and I’m just so financially responsible that life becomes unfun. I’m like, “Two-thousand dollars for a vacation?! I have property taxes due in six months!” This kind of frugal thinking has led to a lifetime of thrifty staycations and Redbox benders, but now having finally gone on a real vacation, I finally understand why people plunk down the money.
Some things I learned on my first-ever vacation:
1. Vacation magic is worth the cost.
2. It’s important to breathe new air, the kind you only get in a different time zone. Your body knows.
3. In life, all we really have are our memories.
With that, allow me to share our treasured family vacation photos just like your dear Aunt Bea; I only wish I brought y’all macadamia nuts to enjoy with them.
Have you ever been on a magical family vacation? Where did you go?
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