Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Vacation - 2009


This past weekend, we took all the kids and grandkids to the beach for a long weekend. Actually, I guess the long part was the travel. With 5 kids and 5 grandkids (4 under 9 months old), we spent a lot of hours traveling to the beach. Normally a 5 hour drive for most of us, we loaded up enough diapers for a small army and made the trek in 6 different cars (1 addition car made a partial trip).
I calculate we put almost 3000 miles on SC (and some NC) highways on our mission. We had good weather Saturday morning and the girls got in some shopping while the guys kept the kids. Sunday morning was golf for the guys (minus me - not a golfer). While this was intended to be a low cost weekend (and it was relatively low cost), the total impact to SC economy was probably around $2500.
All in all, a great weekend. It's amazing how much noise can be generated by 4 crying babies. It's also wonderful.
P.S. The pic above is a testament to how hard I work at being lazy...

6 comments:

4simpsons said...

Randy, you look tense! You really need a vacation.

Ashley Beth said...

It was a good time. It's fun to be with everyone. Thank you for the weekend!

Randy said...

Neil, I was thinking that after the time with all the babies, I might need a vacation. But it worked out great!

Ashley, I had a good time too. I'm glad it worked out we could all be there.

"The Edge" said...

Randy - Check out more vacation pics on my blog....

Randy said...

Edge - I checked out your vacation pictures and saw a few things that I missed on my trip, the lazy river, the hot tub...

Guess I need to go back..

"The Edge" said...

Vacations are NEVER long enough, especially with family and friends.