Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hey Hey Vacaaaay

Well friends, I definitely left you hanging, didn't I?  My apologies for the lack of action around these parts, but I had a vacation to plan and attend.  And it was wonderful.  Heavenly.  Perfect.  All of those annoying adjectives.

Hubra and I have been planning this for quite a while now, ever since we got our generous tax return.  We both needed it because our jobs are not our favorite, but the boy especially was in need because he had a very long week before we left!

In short, he had to work this phone from Monday-Sunday, starting at 5:30 on weekdays and 24/7 on Saturday and Sunday.  It was the worst!  He was stressed about it and it woke us up in the middle of the night more than once (okay, fine, twice, but still).  Needless to say, some time away was extra beneficial for him. 

Anywhoooo, we went and spent 2 days in Tillamook, Oregon and spent the other 2 in Oceanside.  Here are some fancy pics from the week!

Stopped in for a wine and cheese tasting!

Toured the factory and got some ridiculously amazing ice cream.

This happened, of course.

My favorite place on the trip!

We climbed that dune and those cliffs!

About halfway up.  Notice those tiny people at the bottom!

The view.

Waaaaay up high on the top of Cape Lookout.

Mitch found me the first 4-leaf clover I've ever seen!

There was a paragliding conference in town!

We went kayaking, I think it was Mitch's favorite!

Our beautiful oceanfront hotel room with a jetted tub!
 The best part was that we had set a $700 budget for everything- food, souvenirs, lodging,  activities, gas, all of it.  We spared no expense- ate out, went kayaking, drove 40 minutes just to eat at a restaurant we'd heard good things about, and still came home with $84 leftover!  It felt so good to be able to enjoy ourselves without worrying about the money- a taste of what's to come when we're debt free someday.

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