Whether you are a teacher or work in another profession, we could all use an escape from reality on occasion. I created this blog to help inspire you and give you ideas on how to make memorable vacations for you and your family without breaking the bank.
Who are we? I am a teacher in a low income, rural school district and my husband is a disabled veteran and paraprofessional at the same school. We understand how hard it is to make the bills every month, just as most working families do. One day my husband and I realized that our children where growing up way too fast and we wanted to have memorable family time together. After all, family is precious and they are only children once! “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appreareth for a little time, and then vanish away.” James 4:14
As a family, two things have been quite challenging when it comes to vacationing. First puzzle piece: we work in a low income school district, as I mentioned before, and our income reflects this. The plus side is we have a roof over our heads, food on the table and we get to spend valuable time with our children during school breaks. As a teacher and a parent, that is very special to me. So thankful for God’s blessing! “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19 KJV
Second puzzle piece: we have a son who has an auto-immune disorder that causes severe, life threatening, reactions to certain foods called Anaphylaxis. With the help of our son’s service dog and careful planning, we are able to navigate and keep our son safe while we travel. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Phil. 4:13 KJV
With these two pieces of the puzzle, we needed to figure out a way to make the pieces fit together. We needed to figure out how we could make the memorable family vacations we so badly wanted. So, we got the brilliant idea of purchasing a used RV to travel the country. This helped reduce our stress about dining out (it costs less to cook and is safer for our son). Also, staying in a RV park or boon docking can be much cheaper than staying in hotels. So, did our brilliant idea work? We invite you to take a virtual tour of our journeys and see for yourself. Who knows, maybe one of our adventures will inspire you to get out and create your own memories. ” The memories we make with our family is everything”, Candace Cameron Bure.
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This blog is a work in progress, please stay tuned for future adventures! All photos in this blog have been taken by Cilla Green and Theodore Green unless otherwise stated.