Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Give a Vacation for Christmas

Anyone taking a holiday vacation?

I have a friend who always takes a trip while the kids are out of school. She and her hubby have purchased several timeshare weeks and usually take 3-4 vacations a year. I'm not really into the whole timeshare thing, but she swears it is beneficial for two reasons. One reason is the affordability, paying over several years and then "owning" the week. The second is that since the weeks are paid for, they are more likely to take the family vacations than if they were doing the planning and paying each year.

I would love to go somewhere for a couple days with Hubby and the kids. Having Boog out of school for two weeks is going to be a challenge if I don't find things to keep them busy. Hubby is supposed to be off for the week between Christmas and New Years, so I started looking into affordable, not to far, options.

Gas prices are favorable for car travel. We have family in NC that we may visit, and I was looking for other things to do and found fun things to do in New Jersey . We visited Morey Piers at the end of the Summer and the kids had a blast. A Jersey Shore beach Vacation is always an option, but the kids love the water, and it's a little cold for that. So we are still trying to decide.

While researching these possibilities, I found that Morey Piers has some excellent specials now through January 9. They have seriously slashed their season pass prices and offer some fabulous packages that offer a variety of activities at extremely reasonable prices. I'm thinking of stocking stuffers and the promise of another fun weekend at the beach this summer.

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