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I was recently chatting with my sister trying to determine if our planned April 2021 trip would happen or not, and it got me to thinking how wonderful it will be to travel again. Last year, we had to cancel our Universal Studios trip, but we did get away to Ocean City for a socially distanced beach vacation. In 2021, we were hoping to take a trip to Florida to celebrate my sister’s (twins) 30th birthdays. With the vaccine rollout, I’m thinking we will have to pass on that vacation too. Which is such a bummer.

I love having a trip to look forward to though, so I’m considering trying to tentatively plan something for Summer or Fall 2021? I mean, in a way that seems very, very far away… but also um, not.

I know I want to go somewhere warm and very importantly, somewhere with a beach. We may end up trying the Florida trip again if it falls through. Or, perhaps Hawaii… we’ve only visited Kauai so far and I’ve heard Maui is a great place to visit with kids! Really, I’d like to go someplace that is not my house…

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Taking a week off

If you’ve been following along on my PocketfulofJoules Instagram account, you’ve seen that I had a little change of scenery for the past few days. We packed up the truck and we headed down to Ocean City for a little family vacation.

It rained on Saturday and most of Sunday, but we were able to get out to a little beach at the end of our street Sunday afternoon.

And then both Monday and Tuesday were GORGEOUS, so we packed up a bunch of snacks and headed to Assateague Beach.

We’re back home now, but I took off the full week from work.

I don’t have anything too exciting planned… just trying to get a bunch of stuff done since I have full days with no work. I need to drop our old laptop off at Best Buy so that they can hopefully get it working for Jack’s online schooling. I have a super-doper exciting eye doctor appointment. I have a bazillion loads of laundry (really, how does it multiply so much when we were only gone for 4 days…?).

I’m also hoping to get lazy in my sunroom and read a book, finish an embroidery project, take a solo run to the thrift store for some medicinal thrifting, and watch the latest season of Lucifer (it’s coming out on Netflix Friday!).

I’ll be back with my regularly scheduled blogging next week!

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Do you Travel by Camper?

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Like many people, the pandemic has upended our lives… and one impact has been that we had to cancel our Universal Studios vacation. We had planned to go there for a week in April, but then with the Stay at Home order we cancelled everything and got our money back with the intention of re-booking when things get less crazy.

Now, Universal Studios is opening back up on June 5th with some restrictions (mask wearing, social distancing, etc.) but we won’t be going back for a while. However, we would really love a vacation!

So, we’ve been thinking outside the box and asking ourselves what type of vacation would be relaxing and also let us feel safe when it comes to our health. What can we do that will be fun, but still allow us to socially distance easily?

One of the ideas that keeps popping up is traveling by camper. We’ve never rented or used a camper before though, so we think maybe a short trip would be fun to try out camper life.

We have a 4-wheel drive truck with a towing hitch and my husband regularly drives tractor trailers, so we feel pretty confident about driving around. We can either rent a full RV or a camper to attach to the hitch on his truck. I’d like to go someplace with a beach, so there are a bunch of east coast options, including: Assateague Island in Maryland, Cape Henlopen in Delaware, and First Landing State Park in Virginia.

Here’s the thing though, I’ve never even been in a camper. I’ve never sat in one, cooked in one, or slept in one. Will I hate it? Will I love it? Who knows!

So, if you’ve tried out camper life, by either owning an RV or renting one… I’d love to hear all about it! What’s best, what’s worst, what did you not realize until you were in the thick of things?

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