We haven’t been on a family vacation in, well, forever. We’ve taken a few quick trips the past few years, to visit family or attend a wedding, but we have never been on a trip that’s been just the five of us.
That’s all about to change.
After talking with some friends about spring break vacations, I fell down the Groupon rabbit hole of getaway offerings. I saw a deal for a Big Bear cabin rental, and after discussing it with DJ, we decided to go ahead and take the plunge.
We’ll be spending 3 nights in a charming, wood-paneled cabin, that has room for sledding on the property and is just a few blocks from some (apparently) great (and quiet) sledding areas in the National Forest.
To say I am excited would be an understatement. As a kid, we used to take vacations in Lake Tahoe, and I have great memories of being in the forest, near the lake, surrounded by pine trees. I am excited for my kids to make some of the same memories. I’m hopeful that this turns into something that we can do on a regular basis.
I also think it will be great for the five of us to get away and take a break from working on the house, which has been our main activity for the past year and a half. WE NEED A BREAK FROM CONSTRUCTION!
We’re keeping it a secret from the boys for as long as possible- for two reasons. 1) I think it will be a super fun thing to surprise them with, since they always ask about going to “the snow.” 2) I can’t imagine spending the next 3 weeks listening the their questions about how much longer it is until our trip.
Now I just need to round up some snow gear! Our usual wardrobe of flip flops and t-shirts won’t cut it this time!
Photo Credit – Nigel Matthews via Flickr