Moms Of Faith

~Vacation~

Posted on: July 22, 2008

We are taking this week as our “vacation” from the outside world, so I will not be posting quite as much.  However, We will still be participating in 24/7 MOMS blog tour on Thursday so be sure to stop back by then!  Hubby will also be posting his Fix It Friday column on Thursday night, so be sure to check that out also.

We are meeting one of my sisters in Cherokee, NC to go camping Friday morning and until then I am going to be packing and cleaning…not to mention that I have must start packing our house.  We went to Cherokee last year to go camping and loved it so much we decided to make this our permanant camping spot.  My sisters, their significant others, and my family go camping every year in the fall; since KG starts school at the first of August we had to move the date up a bit.  We are also taking KJ for the first time ever so we got cabins this year.  Our favorite spot to camp in Cherokee is Indian Creek Campgrounds, we went tent camping last year here and it’s so quiet and serene…we just fell in love.  It’s also affordable, we are staying in a 4 person cabin for $50 a night.  The cabin has two double beds, Hubby and I will get one-sister and hubby will get the other, KG is going to sleep on an air mattress, and KJ will sleep in her Pack and Play.  We are staying 3 nights/4 days so the total cost for lodging will be $150 split between my sister and me.  So we are only paying $75 to go camping for three nights, break that down and we’re paying $25 a night-you can’t do that in a hotel. You also can’t put a price on the fun we have all sharing the same space…for a short period of time anyway.

We aren’t planning on doing too much while we’re there, however we will make time to check out the Oconaluftee Village and have a picnic on the little island they have in the middle of town. We might also take some time and go see the Museum of the Cherokee Indian while we’re there.  Our big thing this year is to do it as frugally as possible and still have the one on one time we look forward to each year.  There will be no TVs, no phone service, no computers…just family.  I can’t wait.  I NEED this time.  This is the last vacation before KG starts school.  Oh, and I almost forgot we love to eat local food made by locals so we will be eating out once on this trip and it will be at Granny’s Kitchen…they’re supposed to have the best traditional buffet around.  Another tip we tend to follow is to only buy items made there on the Reservation.  We want to support the local trade and economy as much as possible, while still supporting our pocketbooks =)

What are you doing this summer to connect with family and friends?

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