Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Options

Zach really wants to go home for Christmas. Part of the idea appeals to me, but I'm not completely sold on it. I hate traveling in winter, especially where our family is! I'm not sure we'd have a place to stay, and to be honest the only place I'd want to stay is my mom's. I just want to be in my own home Christmas morning. I don't even know that I want to do a 'traditional' Christmas meal. Maybe I'll make lasagna or something instead? It'd be great to see family, sure, but I hate traveling here, there and everywhere to see them, and like I stated above...winter! I'd prefer to wait until the summer when the roads would be safer! We shall see though, what's in store! I also remember last year when Zach's dad was going to drive down for Christmas and at the last minute got a plane ticket due to the weather. I'd hate to 'plan' a trip home and then have to cancel because of the weather.

For some time I've been looking at The Great Wolf Lodge or some such thing, even before Zach's mentioning 'home' for Christmas. But boy, it is expensive! I remember some years ago we spontaneously went to Destin after Christmas while Zach was on break. That was so much fun! Sometimes those spontaneous trips are the best. I think our best trip yet was the the mountains in Tennessee and that too was spontaneous. So, I got to thinking, "What's to do in Iowa?" I thought maybe we could go the Minneapolis to the Mall of America but that doesn't really intrigue me right now. I could just go for a cabin on a lake. Then I thought of Lake Okoboji. Had never heard of it until I moved here. Now it seems I see it everywhere- sweatshirts, semi trucks, signs. So, I thought maybe we could get a little cabin there and just tuck away as a family for a couple of nights. Then as I search I see they have some awesome little resorts, at least one of which has an indoor water park. That would be fun! So, we'll see what we end up doing. I just know that I don't want to sit staring at one another for many days like we did over Thanksgiving. We sure had a relaxing Thanksgiving break, but it'd be nice to have something to do too!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Yeah the only downfall is traveling in the winter. It would be great if you guys got to get away to a cabin or something there. Sure something will work out.

Sherry said...

I'm with you! Though it would be great to see you guys, I wouldn't want to travel here in the winter, and I live here! It would be a pain to pack all of the winter stuff, gifts, etc. I think it would be nice to have Christmas in your own home and then go and spend a few days at a cabin or something. Just my 2 cents:)
Sherry

cindy said...

I would head south, find a cabin in a nice warm place, or an indoor water park. Wisconsin dells has a nice indoor water park motel, our cousin christine works at it. Might be something to think about and she might get you discounts. She got us free tickets when we went.

cindy said...

The one she works at is the wilderness resort.

I am OK said...

I keep wanting to go to the Great Wolf here and it is so pricey! But there is nothing like waking up to your own home on Christmas. Oh - and I make a lasagna every year! You know me and turkey ....

Lots of Love
jamie

WildCAT said...

We made a rule that we will always be home on Christmas day...it was just so hard trying to run around seeing family and we never got our own family thing. So, we've said people are welcome here, but we will not travel on Christmas Day.

A few years back we stayed at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells around Christmas time and it was awesome! They had Santa there every day and they had elves come to your room and tuck the kids in at night--it was neat! They had TONS of activities for the kids plus the waterpark--we couldn't even do everything we wanted because there was so much to do! Just keep watching the sites for all the indoor waterpark places...they often have deals in the off-season. Let us know if you go up to Okoboji! Nate's parents are right around there so we could come visit! =)