Can you believe that it’s almost SUMMER?! Where has the year gone? The year is almost half over already. It seems like only yesterday we were putting up Christmas decorations and watching “A Christmas Story” for the 8,000th time (ha ha). And now here it is, the start of Memorial Day weekend. The “official” start to the summer season. Yet here I am wearing jeans and a sweat jacket to take Espn out for a walk, and our community pool opens on Monday. That just seems so weird.
So what are your summer plans? With gas prices going sky high (we have seen gas over $4+ locally already) and now the airlines jacking up their prices and even charging for luggage (that is so wrong!) I’m sure many Americans are going to be staying close to home this summer when it comes to family vacations. That is what we plan on doing. We are going to do “day trips”. Not only because of the money factor but also because we have Espn and he can’t be left alone for more then 7-8 hours maximum. So our plans will include a water park about an hour away from us called Splash Down, Point Pleasant Beach which is in New Jersey and the New York City “Duck” tour which is a bus that turns into a boat! It picks you up in Times Square, gives you a little tour then drops into the Hudson River for a tour on the water, then back up on land. I’m sure the kids will love that.
As much as we’d love to hop on a plan and spend a week in Disneyland we know that from a financial standpoint that is not possible right now. So our next best bet is to find things local here in NY, NJ and CT to do a day trip to. I’m sure we can find a lot of things to do even if it’s just to go hiking at a state park or have a picnic along the Hudson River.
I found this really need photo book site. They have 5″ x 7″ photo books (20 pages, .50 cents for each additional page) for $7.99 (plus shipping). That is not a bad deal at all. I’m thinking this would be a great idea for summer pictures rather then have them disappear on the computer or on a CD. That way the kids can look back fondly on their summer adventures. The site is called “My Pic Tales” and it looks like it could make a great gift too! The above picture is of the photo book I was referring to.
Now to get myself one of those super cool digital cameras with the awesome zoom lenses so I can take professional quality pictures. Something like the Cannon EOS Rebel. Oh to be rich!
Anyway… I’m off to enjoy the day with my children who are home from school today for an extra long holiday weekend thanks to a mild winter and left over snow days.