Friday, June 26, 2009

A Brother Abroad

As I write this, our bags are all packed and we are ready for an early morning departure to North Carolina by way of Virginia (burglars* take note!).

Anyway, I couldn't be more excited for a weeklong vacation (something my husband and I have not done since our pre-children days!) as well as some quality time with both my immediate and extended family. I can already hear the blender.....

But there is one thing that will make this trip particularly sweet in addition to the fact that it includes Paul's much anticipated leave. The house we are renting is not only unbelievable in location and amenities, it is also owned by a pretty great guy.

What makes him great?

When learning that a Marine on leave would be among the guests at his house during the most expensive rental week of the season, he decided to charge us only the usual rate for a non-holiday week. Oh, and he threw in an extra day for free.

God Bless America!

Now, what's the over/under on my newly acquired freckles???

This is Day 148.


Samantha said...

Wishing you all a wonderful time. I can't believe you guys haven't vacationed since before kids... does that mean even with them?

One Maid A' Milking said...

Ha! We have vacationed...but not for an entire week. We prefer to do 4 and 5 day weekend trips here and there, and I love them!

This will be the first 8 day, real deal vacation for us as a family.

Meg (MU) said...

Hope you and your family are having a great weekend. God Bless Our Troops and the people that support them. Great story about your renter.