5. Spring Break!
I always start off Spring Break with the best of intentions. My goal is to do something fun everyday, spend all the money, vacation in all the places. And then we do one fun thing and reality sets in. I have work to do dammit. Money doesn’t grow on trees!
We did squeeze in one fun staycation though. Last year my sister and I took our families to Lake Cushman (as seen here):
And since it’s such an affordable vacation, we decided to team up and find a place to stay for a couple of nights this year too. I found a beautiful cabin near Coupeville on Whidbey Island, about two hours and a short ferry ride from Seattle and just like that our Coupeville staycation began!
We couldn’t have picked a prettier weekend, the weather was gorgeous. I love exploring new corners of our state and this little city was like stepping back in time. The homes had that old school charm, tons of acreage and farmland and everything seemed to be overlooking the Puget Sound. I guess that’s how islands work…water everywhere.
We took the kids to Fort Casey State Park and they were on cloud nine. There is a huge bunker built into the hillside that had a labyrinth of doors and ladders for them to explore. The view was amazing, the lighthouse was gorgeous and a bald eagle circled above. If I didn’t live in fear that one of the kids was going to go toppling over the edge of a bunker, it would have been very dreamy!
We stayed in Coupeville and faced away from the setting sun, but were presented with some very lovely sunrises in the morning!
My attempt to find a place to watch the sunset led us to an open field without a view of a sunset, but with plenty of dandelions…so…almost a pay off? Maybe?
We stayed a total of two nights and between the two families spent less than $100 each night. Now that’s how you vacation! This is not a sponsored post, but I’ve mentioned before how much I love sites like Homeaway.com for being game changers when it comes to how our family vacations.
If you’re in the Pacific Northwest (or planning a visit) and are interested in a waterfront escape, you can find the listing we booked here! We had to get a little creative with sleeping arrangements, but the homeowner had prepared us for that. I highly recommend!
I’ll put together a video that recaps the fun we had on that pretty island, but in the meantime I think it’s safe to say this Spring Break has been a success. Granted, the last couple of days at home our excursions included Baskin Robbins ice cream and the dollar store. What can I say? We’ve done our one fun thing, they’ve worn me out.
Now it’s your turn!
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1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: crisp.
2. Yesterday I forgot to…
3. Today I will…
4. Create a Spring bucket list.
5. Spring Break! Ask your child to name 10 things (or less) they’d like to do for Spring Break. Share the list with us and tell us…will their dreams come true?