Thursday, March 6, 2008

Back from Vacation!

Well lest you think that I lost my head in the heat in Florida and ran up credit cards sipping margaritas every night, I'm here to tell you it isn't so. I, in fact, did have a margarita most nights but it was one my FIL made me and he didn't charge me for it.

It was a pretty wonderful vacation. Marco Island Florida is a beautiful place! At first I wondered why only older people lived there, but then I quickly realized it was because they are literally the only ones who can afford it. If a trip like this doesn't solidify saving for retirement then nothing will!

Thanks to nice in-laws, our financial outlay for this was very limited. I almost didn't post about it because while this would be considered a beautiful life, it really would not have been frugal had we paid for it.

Weather was warm, company was nice, every morning I had coffee sitting on the lanai looking at the beautiful gold course (who would think a gold course would look so nice and peaceful!) The best part, by far, was being outside. I'm not much of a play outside in the snow kind of person so being outside swimming and walking and having fun (all free I might add) really made the vacation special.

2 days before we left we found a free spray park which was a blast. We walked each evening and one night we had a very expensive grown up dinner out while the in-laws watched our girl.

Getting back to reality was cold, hard and a little bit sad. Hence my not writing last week. I was tired and everything looked so colorless after the hot colors of a Florida winter! I wasn't feeling like talking frugal, in fact, I didn't want to do much but go back to Florida and take a nap every afternoon.

But back to reality I am and back to living beautifully frugally, I'll be!


Krista said...

Sounds like a great trip! Don't you just love family? Our Ohio trips cost us nothing but gas.

Teamcarbone said...

Wow what a wonderful vacation. Oh Marco Island is such a lovely place to visit. I could tell from your post it was difficult to get back into the swing of things. Althoug you may have come back to the harsh cold of NY the good news is spring is right around the corner.

Christine said...

I sure hope so!!!!

Teamcarbone said...

Hmm I spoke too soon about spring being righ around the corner eh? At least the sun is shining.

The Fine Art of Motherhood said...

Sounds like a great trip -- I'd LOVE for someone to make my tropical drinks to sip on the lanai each night! Great pictures, too -- love the one of your little girlie in the water -- how cute is she?