Hitting the Road
I have been 100% stir crazy for about 8 months. I've desperately wanted to get out of here for a trip but been completely out of trip money. My sister's family has been planning a couple of trips that the sweet boy and I have been invited on, but they are just not affordable for our budget. We needed dirt cheap and in a bad way.
I think the dirt cheap part has finally arrived. In a week and half we'll be heading down the Pig Trail to the Ozark National Forrest for a little R&R under the canopy of very tall trees and next to the Mulberry River (pictured above). I'm sure there will be reading, swimming, grilling, beer/wine, talking badly about our site neighbors, rejoicing when they leave, and so on. It is a MUCH needed camping trip and I honestly cannot wait.
We're also heading down to New Orleans in July for an Edwin McCain concert (I think) with the sweet boys best friend and a couple of other people. The deal is that the 2 of us only have to pay $20/night for a hotel in the French Quarter. Remember the dirt cheap part of the scenario? You can't pass that up. Plus, it will be 5 people in one car and gas will be easier because of that. I'm looking at $500 for the whole trip between the two of us. I think we can manage that. It's not Canada or North Carolina (like my sister's plans) but it will have to do until I can afford to go across more than one state.
Ah, finally a summer vacation.