Today is the first day of our vacation.Â (Actually, we left home last night and went to visit my parents and my wife’s parents.Â We spent the night with her folks and now we are heading to the beach.)Â Both of our kids are excited.Â This is the very first time I’ve ever written a post “away from home”.
We always wait until we get to the condo to go shopping for groceries.Â Our luggage takes up most of the room in the back of the van, so it just makes a little more since to wait until we arrive to purchase supplies.Â That being said, we always purchase more expensive items, like sunscreen, medicine, etc. before we get to the beach.Â I don’t mind paying a little more for the convenience of not having so many items to ‘pack’, but I refuse to pay double or triple for typical ‘tourist stuff’.Â We stocked up on batteries and video tapes as well.
I’ll track out spending.Â Spending so far? Zero!Â (We have a full tank of gas and we’re ready to go.)