To celebrate this extended weekend, Mike and I are headed up to our respective hometowns – Clear Lake / Mason City / Nora Springs. We haven’t been up that way since last Christmas and I’m pretty sure our families will incite a riot if we stay away any longer!
As for costs, it’s a low-budget affair. Gas to drive the 250-mile round trip and a mandatory afternoon treat at Taco Tico and Cookies Ect (it’s a Mason City thing …). Each set of parents is providing meals and/or lodging, which is much appreciated.
Our days will be spent visiting family, who are all essentially based out of Cerro Gordo county. Our time will also overlap with a visit from Mike’s sister and our 2 nieces and nephew, who we haven’t seen since Thanksgiving.
I am oddly looking forward to this trip. Despite the concentration of family, going to our hometowns is never our first choice for a vacation. There’s many reasons for that, none having to do with relatives. Maybe more on that in a future post.
At any rate, work has been crazy busy as of late. Not only are we flooded with special projects and larger issues, but we’re down a team member and have absorbed their workload. I am in desperate need of getting away to regain some balance.
I intend to not labor at anything but eating tasty food and getting good sleep over the weekend.
What are your plans?