Tuesday, February 3, 2009

OUR TRIP FUND......# eight....

the "TRIP JAR"....so a little bit ago I said that Terry and I had decided not to go on a vacation this year...and I also said that we were fine with it and it was no big deal.........well that is still sort of true, but man oh man this is one LONG, SNOWY, FREEZING COLD winter...!!!

We still feel very strongly about not going on principle. It would clearly be "bad form" to go away when you have had to make some pretty major cutbacks at your business.....quite frankly I don't think it would sound too great talking about how you were going to soak up the sun, while sipping a margarita along the beautiful coast line of St Maarten to your employee's who have had to suffer with layoffs..paycuts..etc......hmmpphh...this post is getting really depressing....woops back to the point here...so no, it wouldn't be very good to do that to our employee's!!!

Although ........I do think that a little mini break in the spring is in order, I do still think it is important we get away from it all for a few days..........so I need some ideas...this is what we have come up with so far....Chicago, Napa Valley...New York, New York....Niagara on the Lake....Terry has been talking a lot about this Mallorca place...haha a little island off of the Eastern Spanish Coast...keep dreaming baby!!! lol.......the Mallorca thing is a tentative plan for next year..........hopefully this won't be the case, but if our lives have not changed drastically(meaning if we are not parents yet) by next winter, we are going to take a 2 week adventure to Southern Europe....see I told you I needed to have a plan...some sort of plan B so that is it...a wonderful European adventure....:)

So as you can see we have a few places we would like to visit.....hence the TRIP FUND JAR....starting in the New Year we decided that we would start making our own coffee every morning, instead of buying it everyday.....Terry did the math and it worked out to quite a bit of "cash ol la" each week...I now have the coffee maker down pat so the stuff isn't tasting too bad....haha....it was a bit sketchy there for a the first few weeks......"inconsistent" as Terry would say....(Mr big spender who always got his coffee from Starbucks)!!!
So every day we throw in the amount of money we would have spent on our coffee, into the "TRIP JAR".......and hopefully by the time we are ready to take off we will have a little bit saved up...

I would LOVE to hear some of your ideas for a mini getaway for the spring...we would have 4 or five days...we could fly, take the train, drive anything.....so come on, don't be shy....I need your help here ladies...

M :)

7 comments:

Small House said...

I have a jar too. I'm saving for a trip to Florida in 2 years. Hmmmm...Our usual trip consists of Yellow Stone. That's a little bit out of the way for you.

Found you on SITS! Cute blog.
Have a good day.

Lindsey said...

Stopping by from SITS! Did I read on your profile that you own an Aveda salon? I adore Aveda products...especially the shampoo and conditioner!
I love your "trip jar"! I have something similar that we are using to save for our trip to Destin FL!

TL said...

I would recommend Sonoma. Mr. S and I went there several years ago. We flew into San Francisco and rented a car - drove all around. It was beautiful and we had a great time!

Maki said...

I'm in Florida right now and we're having chilly weather - about 56 degree highs..

Anyway, I'd love to visit New Orleans someday as well as Nashville - both places are some places where I've never been and I'd love to take my girls to see the Southern culture and of course food!!

The Trip Jar is super cute idea!

Lalapoo said...

maybe you could go to a nearby town, or a cottage .. something.. anything to get away from it all(even if you cant get away from the cold)
The trip jar is such a good idea, I think I am going to steal that one!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

For a quick trip - depending where you are in Canada - if you want a warm option...San Diego ROCKS! Love it. For romance - Napa! But it depends which coast you are closer too....NY or the Eastern coastal towns are fabu no matter what time of year!

For your European vacation next year IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY MUST BE ******ITALY******!

May I recommend the Amalfi coast...ahhh...che bellezza!

Err..but I don't feel strongly about it or anything...just a suggestion :)

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