I have been married to my amazing husband for thirty years. When we were first married we lived on a shoestring budget because we refused to go into debt. We saved our money and did not buy new cars, or big houses. We bought what we could afford. And we could not afford luxury vacations. Our vacations were spent with family. Weekends were spent on our fixer-upper project sailboat. We scrimped and saved; bought our clothes at second-hand stores – and yes, I was a fashion diva who could mix expensive clothes with less expensive finds and look like a fashion plate.
Jim & I took our first real vacation when we’d been married for about ten years. We wanted to take a cruise, so I hunted and searched for weeks finding the best possible deal. We took that first cruise vacation in an interior stateroom, for ten days, and it only cost us $1,500! We were able to escape the daily rat race, and spend time away with just each other. It was heavenly! We held hands, walked on deck daily, laughed, explored different towns throughout the Caribbean, and rediscovered each other.
Today, we’ve sold our business, and retired, and bought a home on Florida’s Treasure Coast. We take boat journeys onboard Saltwater Gypsea, frequent vacation getaways, an annual “dream trip”, and eat out 1 to 2 times weekly. But I still remember that first vacation – and the magic that we felt, and what a lifesaver it was for us.
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