Monday, July 14, 2008

NY News

So, NY is not going to happen for this year.

The place I was going to rent from did get back to me and admit their mistake which I was very glad about. They offered an upgrade to one cottage for one night, then a separate cottage for the remaining 6 nights. With what happened similarly last year in TN, I just did not want to have to pack up the crew and stuff in them middle of the vacation. Not fun with kids and trying to be relaxing and peaceful. I suggested maybe we keep the deposit for next summer. They then emailed back that someone had changed their plans and our original cottage was available for one day shorter than our original trip. I asked to go ahead and wait until next summer anyway. I think with going through a couple days of thinking I wasn't going, and then thinking that maybe it was a good thing what with the wish trip not being originally planned for this summer and having so much more going on than we originally thought. God's way of slowing us down??? :)

We'll skip it and see what next summer brings.


Julie said...

Sounds like a good plan- you don't want to go all that way for one day short of original planned trip- now you can just tool around town in the new van and watch movies!! :)

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