Happy Spring! Well, at least it is supposed to be Spring. Mother Nature is being a bit stingy with the warmer weather. This Mom really cannot wait to be outside. Over Easter, I ended up with the flu, and I just want to open up and air the house out! Anyone else feel that way too?
In any case, since April is here, we are able to turn our attention to our favorite family vacation: our trip to Wildwood NJ! We have been going here since my oldest was 6 months old. Since he is now 19, well, it’s been a long time. And of all the vacations we have been on, it’s the one that we look forward to the most! (Even more than our trip to Universal Studios or our anniversary trip to Jamaica).
One of the most special parts of our Wildwood trip is the fact that we travel with my IL’s. Now, before you say anything, I enjoy spending time with my in-laws. After all, if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have my best friend in the whole world! But it is so much more than that!
4 Reasons To Travel With Your Extended Family
- They deserve to have fun too! My in-laws are hard workers, always have been. They give without thought of anything in return. So they deserve to have fun and relax as well. When we travel as a family, they get to do just that.
- It gives you a break. Our kids are older now, but when they were younger, my IL’s would take the kids for a while so we could relax a bit on our own. We never really did a whole lot, but it was nice to be able to stroll back instead of rushing.
- You can try really amazing things together. We had so much fun playing at a new miniature golf course when we were on vacation last year. There is nothing like trying out something new with the ones you love most.
- You can make amazing memories just planning, then make even more memories once vacation actually gets there. One of our favorite things to joke about before vacation gets here is “where are we eating?”. One of us could be having a really lousy day, and all you need to do is say that phrase, and suddenly things aren’t as crazy. It makes things SO worthwhile!
So there are my 4 favorite reasons why you should travel with your extended family. Do you have other reasons why you love it? Only 75 more days until we go. Guess I better get started on my packing lists!