Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We have begun making reservations for what we hope will be a wonderful family trip. But our track record with this has not been great -- something always comes up to scuttle the vacation, and we'd like to avoid that and actually get to go this time if at all possible.
The last couple of days, I have been wrapping up my classroom, packing away textbooks and extraneous bits and generally getting things put away and stored for summer. It has meant a lot of toting and packing and more dust than you can imagine, and I am exhausted from it. But while this has been going on, my mind has been roaming on the possibilities of places we can visit along the way on our drive.
One of the places we are hoping to go is Carlsbad Caverns. But the itinerary is still on the flexible end of the planning stages, so I'll spend a chunk of today firming all of that up and making reservations where I can.
The whole thing is daunting, but we could all use a vacation. An escape from the every day would be lovely for all of us, I think, especially after the last year and a half of breast cancer treatment and worries for me and everyone else.
Guess it is time to start the packing list, eh?
If you have taken a big family driving vacation, what are the things that you absolutely, positively, definitely would make sure that you would pack again? Do tell!
(Photo of Carlsbad Caverns via Marcus Calderon.)
Posted by Christy Hardin Smith at 9:50 AM