When most people think “vacation”, they think of two whole weeks on some sand filled beach where the only way to get there is by plane, train or a boat at the cost of at least a couple of grand! Gulp!
When I think of vacation, I think of a couple of nights, three tops, someplace close enough to drive to. I try to keep it pretty inexpensive by bringing my own food to prepare as well. Easy stuff, fruit and salads. Oh and internet and parking have got be FREE!
Last year, we went to San Diego and that cost me barely anything because my generous cousin paid for the rooms with his travel points.
During spring break, my daughter went to visit relatives in another state and I went to Santa Barbara, again, thanks to my cousin for the room! Of course I had to pay for her airplane ticket, but one was better than two so she got to go alone for the first time!
This leads me to our vacation plans next week!
Welcome to Ojai! Pronounced Oh-Hi!
Ojai, where this is absolutely nothing to do. It takes less than an hour for us to get there and we found a fairly inexpensive place to spend a couple of nights. Just the two of us girls! Its way cheaper on a Monday and Tuesday night as well!
My girl graduates from Middle School this Friday, then she is off for a week. She starts her volunteer job as CIT at the art camp for the duration of the summer and then she will have one more week off before she starts high school! High School!!!
So between all of that, we have no time or money to do much this summer together.
Welp, there goes the new front door. But you just gotta live and you gotta make choices.
I can’t wait to show you the room and the grounds of the little hotel we found (a friend suggested it).
There’s continental breakfast, a pool and lovely views. Just what the two of us need to regroup!
I choose Ojai!