- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Every summer, my SO and I drive to Michigan, where his family owns a lake house. We usually spend 10-12 days there and they are honestly the best part of my year. It’s so relaxing. We just sail all day, have bonfires, take the dog for hikes, and watch the sunset with a bottle of wine on the beach. It’s a lot of family time, but a TON of alone time, too. We’d planned to go for a week this August.
I recently accepted an amazing job offer. I waffled back and forth for a while, but I decided not to ask for the time off. It just seemed like a poor decision in my first 3 months of a new job. I told my SO today and he is really sad, as am I. The thing that makes me the most sad is that we are both so busy that alone time is a hot commodity.
Anyway, I’m trying to think of a way to make this up, both to him and to me. The only 3 day weekend I will have this “summer” is labor day. So I thought of two possible options –
1 – Las Vegas. It’s cheap to get there from here and I found a pretty decent deal for Labor Day. It would be about $700 for both of us. It would be great to really “get out of town” and lay by the pool for a few days. The only downside is that my SO doesn’t really like crowds and has said before that Vegas doesn’t seem like his style. I think we could make it work (lay by the pool, see a couple of shows, not go crazy partying..) but I also want this to be something he enjoys.
2 – Cabin rental in the mountains. This would be about $500 for the whole thing. I found a great cabin that’s pet friendly (we can bring our dog, which will make my SO very happy). It’s got a hot tub, a great porch w/ a swing, and it’s totally secluded. We could stay in for the weekend and cook, take the dog for hikes and maybe do something like river rafting or a horseback ride. It’s only about 2 hours from our house. I think it sounds like a lot of fun, but I want to make sure it feels like we’re “out of town.”
Which do you think is the better option? Or…choose other and suggest a trip that I can take over Labor Day that’s less than $800 for 2 people. We would leave Friday night after work and return Monday night.
Edit: My SO is still going to Michigan, just without me. So he’s getting his “vacation,” he’s just bummed that I’m not going to be there.
And of course I’m going to ask my SO about this, I just want other opinions for the heck of it 🙂