This is the day 8 (&9) of the 2019 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Please join us this month on our writing journey. Today I am combining Monday (Planning) and Tuesday's (Spring vacation) prompts as I am playing catch-up again.
Since both these prompts relate to one another it will be easy to combine them. They go together like a hand in a glove, like dinner and a movie, like Hansel and Gretel, well you get the idea. It is very difficult, for me at least, to take any vacation, no matter how long or short or how far away, without considerable planning.
Why not just stuff some things in a bag and go, you ask? Oh, my friend, you do not have pets to get a sitter for, and you do want to use that credit card, right? What's your available credit and do you need to make a payment? You don't want to hear "I'm sorry, your card has been declined" when you have just finished a $50 dinner. Oops!
And then there are your accommodations. If you're staying in a hotel, many things are provided and you'll probably be eating out. But, if you choose a condo, you may need towels, sheets, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and don't forget your hair dryer. Not worry, though, there is a Walmart just around the corner...you hope.
Once you know where you're going, and booked your hotel/condo, it's helpful to know what you'll be doing and what type of weather to expect. If you're like me, you have gotten to your destination and wish you had a warmer coat, an umbrella or some shorts instead of all jeans. See what I mean? Planning goes a long way to making your spring vacation more pleasant, and you know that Fluffy or Fido are also being taken care of.
So are you the free spirit yelling "ROAD TRIP!!!" or are you the planner?
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