- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I have way too many options of what we could do and where we could go, but we are also on a budget! I would like to do it as cheaply as possible of course, lol. My DH is very outdoorsy and loves to hike and stuff. Me… not so much! I like to look at pretty scenery and I do enjoy some of the outdoors, but I like a bed to sleep in and to stay clean, lol.
First off, we want to go around our anniversary, Oct 2nd. So anywhere from the last week in Sept to the first/second week in October.
Our budget is to keep it less than $1000 for everything. We live in Austin, TX so it would be from here. We could drive, but anywhere we would like to go would be at least 10+ hours away.
Places we would drive to:
Santa Fe/Taos, NM- 12 hour drive
Ozark Natl Forest (I heard it’s really pretty) – 10 hours.
Colorado somewhere – 17 hours+
If we drove, we could rent a travel trailor since my DH has a truck that could tow it. I’m not sure if it would be cheaper or worth it to do that though with gas being so expensive now.
Another option is to go on a cruise, but that time of year makes me nervous with hurricanes. Has anyone gone cruising during that time of year? Is there some sort of insurance we could get in case the cruise gets cancelled? We have never gone on a cruise before, so we aren’t sure how to go about it. Do we need passports to go? I have one, but it has my maiden name on it. I’m not sure if my DH’s is expired or not.
We could also fly! One option for flying is to fly into Ft Lauderdale or Miami, rent a car, and drive to the Keys. My family own a condo in Marathon that we could stay at for free. But again, the hurricane thing is freaking me out.
Another option is flying to Las Vegas (which we have never been as adults). His parents LOVE Las Vegas and go at least once a year. They were talking about going sometime in October, so we could potentially go with them. Not the most romantic, but they would probably give us spending money and stuff. Im not sure if Vegas would be an option if we go alone. I’m not sure how much we could do with only $1000.
Or San Diego? My dream is to go to the SD zoo! And my husband would LOVE Lego Land. Not sure if it’s feasable though.
OR the least exciting option is to not go anywhere, go out to dinner and use that money to pay off debt. The most responsible option, but by far the least exciting for our 1st anniversary.
As you can see, too many options! There’s even more places I was thinking of, but I think those are my top.