vacation is in full swing
So departure day from the beach has come upon us, and we have made our way onto the woods. I MISS THE BEACH!! I do love to the mountains, just not as much.
As for our budget -- which is cheap-- since I plan to go all the way across the U.S. to the California coastline! Before leaving our home I hit the market for goods to take, totaling $130. Then while on the Island I spent only $17 on groceries. We did eat out too, but that was courtesy of Grandma and Husband! Thank You both!! Today we did spend a bunch on charcoal for the grill, fishing hooks, and a few more fresh goods-- $74. So I am challenging myself to be even more frugal. We'll see how that goes. As for gas, I'm not sure yet, I have to find the receipts.
As for the resort- so fun, we are at Fairfield Glade in Tennessee. It's like a big summer camp for families! There's 2 lake beaches, one has a marina too so the boats are neat to look at, tennis courts, an inside gym, an indoor pool, but only 1 outside pool-- I wish there was at least 1 or 2 more, but the rooms are pretty big and that's a bonus with 3 kids! We like this place , we found it on our last year trip and wished we had more time to stay, we only stopped over on our way somewhere else, this year we are here for 6 nights!!! I'm not sure we have ever stayed so long in one place on our summer tours!
Today the kids and I took a hike through the woods and picked a bouquet of fresh flowers for the room. We also came upon a pretty lake, which we plan to go fishing at tomorrow - hence the buying of fishing hooks. We explored the activity center, playground, and indoor pool.
Number 3 is giving me a run for my money today. I think aliens have invaded his brain! I don't know what has gotten into him-- he's antagonizing #1 and #2 every chance he gets. I took T.V. away from them today--all of them. Maybe cable T.V. is the problem ?? They are not used to watching it- since we don 't have it at home-- and on vacation they indulge every chance we are in the room. So today I bellowed-- "Off!! It's going off- just like at home -- ALL DAY!!!" I thought they'd freak - but instead they broke out cards and played war, then went on the computer and looked up the song on youtube-banana phone, and laughed singing into a real banana for like and hour while I made dinner-- Perfect - they can function without the stupid boob tube. Guess it's staying off for tomorrow too! Until then!