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March 10, 2009

The Woes of March Break

I want to go somewhere. WARM. (and I'm on the agoraphobic side of the fence - which shows - how much - I really would like to go somewhere WARM).

We've actually been researching places to go. Cuba? Mexico? - Spanish countries bode well with my prince. Disneyland? Paris? - both have fairly nice castles. My data shows a family of four needs @ $5,000 to travel anywhere*. We even checked out Great Wolf Lodge but a weekend weekend escape runs about $800 (I think I could buy the whole wolf for that much). Ugh.

Those of you who have children in daycare over March Break. I am slightly jealous. (ok - more than slightly). Not that I don't want to be with my kids. I just don't want to always be with my kids. Yes, I want to go away - with them - but new surroundings help an awful lot when you are 24/7 Mom.

So Friday, check back here at parentclub.ca for a whole lotta March Break family field trips to enjoy with your kids - in the city. If you have any March Break events/destinations to share - e-mail them in and we'll include them in the Fab-u-lous Friday Field Trip post.

*if you know a warm destination, where a family of four could visit, which is less than $5,000 - please let me know...I'll buy you a coffee in a refillable stainless steel cup

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At March 10, 2009 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Karen said...

You may want to have your prince check out his company recreation activities and special pricing, my huscand and a friend of mine both get nice discounted rates at Great Wolf Lodge through their work and it makes a two day trip run closer to $300. Of course you have to prove when you get there that you in fact work for the company whose corporate discount code you used by producing a pay stub or an ID card that identifies you as an employee of said company.

 
At March 10, 2009 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Karen said...

OK let me rethink that...my math is sometimes a bit suspect, maybe it is closer to $400 once you factor in the tax! Sorry adding is hard...

 
At March 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm considering Great Wolf too.
Has anybody been there lately?

 
At March 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I have been the past two years in November and plan to go again this coming November. It is really great. My boys were 4 and 6 this year and had a great time. We do not eat in the restaurant there instead we bring food for breakfast and lunch and then order in food to our room for dinner (swiss chalet, pizza etc.). This seems to work really well and keeps the cost a bit more bearable.

 

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