I spent most of the weekend working on my income taxes. Now all I have to do is figure out which child I am going to sell to pay what I owe. I kept looking for those new tax breaks but there weren't any. In fact the one new credit that I heard about wasn't as much as expected. I think what really upset me was that final step where you can compare your tax return with the average American return. There are a lot of liars out there. No way do some of you pay that much to charity.
So what does this have to do with Vacation Plans you might ask. Well due to the outcome of my taxes we are going to have to make some changes in our vacation plans. Wow look, more change. We had a number of dream vacation ideas before we got bailed out but it now looks like we may have to step down a little. Here are some places we dreamed of going before all this happened:
Mount Rushmore, San Francisco, Grand Canyon, or possibly even Ireland to return to our roots. Well none of that is going to happen now but we have come up with some suitable substitutes.
Instead of going to Mount Rushmore, we may visit Mount Pleasant. It is just on the other side of the river. There isn't a big mountain there and in fact I don't even know why it has the word Mount in it's name. Maybe we can find out on vacation.
I wanted to go back to San Fran because I once visited there and loved Fisherman's Wharf. So instead of going there, maybe we can go over to the local seafood company and watch them bleach the fish that has started to spoil. That would be interesting and informative.
The Grand Canyon may be out of reach this year but Goose Creek isn't. It is where I work so maybe my family can join me for lunch one day and we will call that a vacation. Sounds fun doesn't it.
Well Ireland is definitely out for this year but all is not lost. We planted some Irish potatoes in our garden. When they come in, we will have a good old fashion potato harvest and experience what it was like growing up in Ireland.
See we can still have fun on a budget.
So what is everyone else doing for vacation this year? I bet you won't have as much fun as we will have. Carolina here we come.
Have a great Sunday,