Changed our vacation plans.. Again!

United States
February 1, 2017 4:25pm CST
We had been hoping to use our tax returns to go to Orlando this year.. but as it turned out our tax returns were pretty small and wouldn't be enough to get us to Orlando.. so we had to change our plans. So then we settled on a week in Washington DC. I found a cheap hotel and planned out transportation on the subway, and started planning what we would see and do while there. I even put in a request to tour the White House. Then on Monday night my son tells me I have to go to a meeting for the golf team he joined at school.. At the meeting the coach says he's trying to plan for the entire golf team to go to Myrtle Beach that week of April break.. the same week we've been planning our vacation. Unfortunately the school will not pay for the trip, and the cost is too much for the kids to fundraise. So basically the coach wants all the families to vacation in Myrtle Beach that week so the kids can get together a couple times to play golf in Myrtle Beach. It is not mandatory at all.. But the team is excited about the idea of going to Myrtle Beach and hanging out together. Hubby and I talked it over and we sort of like the idea of going somewhere like Myrtle Beach and knowing some people.. perhaps we can meet them out for dinner or drinks. Also, my son didn't want to come on the trip with us when we were just going to DC.. but now he has a reason to want to go! I do want to visit Myrtle Beach anyway.. we just weren't planning to do it this April. So our new plan is to spend 2 days in Washington DC, then spend a few more days in Myrtle Beach. The hotels are all booked.. Hopefully this is the last time we'll change our plans.. We leave Easter Sunday! I can't wait...
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@PainsOnSlate (19174)
• Canada
2 Feb
Both places are worth the trip. We were in Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago in winter, spring break will be a lot of fun!
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• United States
2 Feb
We've never been to either.. so we're looking forward to it!
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@PatZAnthony (11799)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Feb
Hope you have great weather while you travel. The beach is a great place when the sun cooperates.
• United States
2 Feb
I sure hope so too.. I think the beach will be nice in April!
@PatZAnthony (11799)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Let's hope so! We love the beach any time there is sunshine.
• United States
2 Feb
@PatZAnthony I'll let you know when I get back.. I could use some nice, hot, humid weather right about now!
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@DianneN (59058)
• United States
2 Feb
How exciting! That will be a very nice vacation for the entire family!!!!
• United States
2 Feb
I sure hope so! I'm looking forward to it!
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@DianneN (59058)
• United States
2 Feb
@katsmeow1213 I know you are!
• United States
2 Feb
@DianneN I guess I don't really care where I go, as long as I get away!
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
3 Feb
That sounds like a lot of fun.
• United States
3 Feb
Hopefully it will be! Except my tax refunds keep getting delayed, so now I might have to worry about not having the money to go..
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
3 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Isn't it funny how people have a deadline to pay taxes, but the government has no such deadline?
• United States
3 Feb
@AmbiePam yep, we got a notice today that the state may hold our return for review. The fed is already holding our returns because of the child tax credit... Ugh!
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@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
3 Feb
I think that visiting the two places will be great. I would love to visit Washington D.C.! There are so many places to see there. Myrtle Beach is great too. I have been a few times but prefer the beaches of NC more. I am sure your family will have lots of fun.
• United States
4 Feb
Gotta try it at least once. We went to Boston in October, and we kept saying we probably wouldn't go back.. But now hubby really wants to go back!
• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Feb
That sounds like a win win for everyone! I hope when you go you all have a lot of fun. =)
• United States
2 Feb
I hope so too.. we'll see. Perhaps we'll fall in love with Myrtle Beach the way everyone else has.
@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Feb
I hope it all works out for you.
• United States
2 Feb
Thanks, me too!
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
2 Feb
It seems like you've got a very nice vacation planned out.
• United States
2 Feb
Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.. I guess we shall see.
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@JudyEv (100393)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb
This sounds like it will all work out nicely for you. I hope so anyway.
• United States
2 Feb
I hope so too, thanks!
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@suziecat7 (3463)
• Asheville, North Carolina
1 Feb
Well it all sounds like fun. Good that you could combine things.
• United States
2 Feb
It will help to break up the drive down.. Myrtle Beach is 13 hours from here. We don't plan to stop on the way home (except for potty breaks!)
@Happy2BeMe (70070)
• Canada
1 Feb
Sounds like a great family vacation and something to look forward to.
• United States
2 Feb
I am certainly looking forward to it!
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@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
1 Feb
Sounds like this is going to be a vacation to make everyone in the family happy!!!! So glad everything is all set!!
• United States
2 Feb
I had previously mentioned Myrtle Beach to hubby as I know a lot of people who have gone and love it, but he didn't seem interested. He was worried we'd get bored. This kind of gave us an excuse to go, and hopefully there will be no boredom!
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