My husband and I are both from Upstate New York. Our families live less then ten miles apart. A bonus for traveling to visit our family, considering we live 1,800 miles away. We haven't been back to New York to visit since I was pregnant with my youngest, whom is now 2.5. If you do the math, yes it's been way too long.
I sit here thinking of all the people that haven't even met my youngest daughter. A grandparent, a couple of uncles, numerous cousins, plus friends from home that are also family to us. It seems kind of strange to me to think that my children don't know their relatives, but as with life, it's complicated. Obviously location makes the issue, but now we are facing a new dilemma.
Purchasing FOUR plane tickets.
The current going rate for four plane tickets to upstate New York is around $1,800. Gulp. Completely ridiculous and heartbreaking, rolled into one big scenario.
As I sit here and type about New York, I really should be in New York. My mother had vacation time scheduled. We had plans to take a road trip and visit friends and even a beach. But instead, we are home. My husband is off to the west coast, getting work done when we should be on vacation. Multiple times I day, I check and re-check airfares. Hoping to happen upon some glitch and hit a decently priced airfare so we can have one big family reunion. No luck. Now, we are missing our window of opportunity. My hubby can only travel certain weeks and the end of summer is hands down the most stressful and busiest time for his job. He tells me, Fall will be better.
But I can't stop thinking about how we should be there now. Relaxing and enjoying time with family...