I mean I know I lived in place where people go on vacation. I know I was able to walk 5 minutes to the beach. But, it really wasn’t a vacation. It was medical school and work and blogging until midnight and regular life.
Sure we had a few nice weekends and a few nice moments, but the last time that the hubs and I turned off all computers and cellphones and closed textbooks (and closed computers – oops did I already mention that?) was our honeymoon.
Lots of stuff has happened since then, and now that we’re expecting, I want to go on a little mini-vacation before the beans arrive.
I’ve saved up slowly for a vacation over the past year and a half, and I finally put my last deposit in my “goal fund” for a vacation. I have just over $1,500 to spend on a 5 day vacation celebrating our 4 year anniversary and our last trip before parenthood (which trendy peeps now call a “babymoon.”)
I think we can go for less than $1,500 (maybe about $1,200) but it’s there and paid for if I want to get a massage or have an extra nice meal.
I’m pretty set on something simple, like heading to San Antonio, which is about a 6 hour drive from my house. We’ll just take my car or borrow my mom’s car and leisurely make our way over there. As long as I’m not put on bed rest or having any pregnancy complications, we should be able to go and celebrate once the hubs gets home from Grenada.
I’m expecting to spend ~$500 on a hotel, ~$200 on gas, and about ~$500 on meals and other nice things. Of course, if you are planning a road trip of your own and not bringing your own car, don’t forget to budget for rental car insurance, and I actually just heard of a company called Insure 4 a Day for my readers abroad where you can just get insurance for a short period of time if you borrow a friend’s car.
Anyway, I know I’ve been writing about saving up for these kids and building an emergency fund and all of that, but this is a separate fund I’ve been working on for a while, and this is an early reward for the hubs who will be turning 30 in February and taking one of the biggest tests of his career in March. I’m super excited and hope it works out!
Has anyone been to San Antonio and have some advice to share? Anyone else take a babymoon?