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When my husband became a teacher, we were excited that we would finally have the summer off together. We were hoping to spend extended time in Spain with his family most summers. Our plan this year was to go to Spain together to spend a month at the beach with his parents. We have done this in the past and it has always been amazing.
Yesterday, we made the decision to have just my husband go for this time to visit with his family. It is just too expensive for both of us to go and to find someone to care for our dog while we are away. I am disappointed that this is what we had to do. We were hoping that lower fuel prices would bring airline tickets down in price, but no such luck.
I know there are many things that I will be able to do this summer while my husband is gone, not the least of which is going to my sister's house in California to help her care for my niece Lena and the niece that will be making an appearance at the end of June. However, I am sad that I will not be going to Spain with Ramon. The time there is always energizing, if a little bit annoying to be staying with in-laws.
I do not like this adult responsibility of having to be aware of budget constraints. Sometimes I wish I were still in the carefree stage of reckless abandon and freedom to spend money on travels because I didn't have to pay for house, food, car, etc.
Its time to start a travel fund jar. You would think after 15 years of this we would already have done so. Oh, well. Better late than never. Here's to hoping that next summer we both can spend some quality time in sunny southern Spain.