January 2013 is finally here and our Family Vacation starts this weekend.
We are taking a five day Western Caribbean cruise with stops at Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico.
Most of us have cruised before and for some, it is not their favorite thing.
What is exciting about this cruise is that we will all be together, as a family.
Our family members are spread out from the South to the Mid West to New England so it is not very often that we can all be together.
So, we decided that we would make it a point to plan a ” Family Vacation” every 3 or 4 years. I like how my brother-in-law’s family has a reunion every other year and someone different is in charge of making all of the arrangements each time, so that is how we decided to manage our get togethers.
I planned the first family vacation, which was held at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. I was in charge of picking a date and location, finding a place for all of us to stay and planning the activities.
The last day of that vacation, we got together and chose the person to be in charge of the next Family Vacation. It was decided that the oldest of our 4 kids should plan the next trip.
This cruise is only the 2nd of many vacations to come. We realize that as time goes on and families grow and life happens, that not everyone will be able to make every Family Vacation, but we look forward to seeing and visiting with those who can attend.