Originally Posted by JayJay
What I've put in bold is the best part, IMO. I try to avoid vacays with extended family members or friends, though I do it once a year during Memorial Day weekend. I'm an introvert, so to me, less is better.
i hear ya. horses for courses. my wife for example cant be more excited about this vacay. doing this for her will probs the most points i will have earned in quite some time.
Originally Posted by MrG
I'm really glad we did the trip with just our nuclear family. It's nice to see everyone when we do the big trips, but it also gets tiresome dealing with all of the personalities, different preferences, etc. of extended family.
It might just be my family, but it often felt to me like there was as much stress as enjoyment on those big trips. This afforded us the chance to avoid all of that hassle and just do whatever we wanted, and I felt like I got to spend time with my wife and son in a way that wasn't possible when there was a big group around.
as to the bold, defo not just your family, and that is probably one of the biggest advantages in this as far as i am directly concerned. i usually deal with booking the flights, hotels, and rental cars for everyone, and avoiding all that stress will be huge.
i think my issue is more that i have really nailed down things for when we go to the mountains, and i know where i like to stay, what stuff i like to do.... and a lot of those activities are just more fun with a larger crowd. as well, i always enjoy having like minded adults around to horse around with and hang with after all the kids are in bed and what not. im sure this vacay will be great, and we have a lot of fun stuff in teh works, and i do love being with my family, its just new territory, and i hope it does not bomb.
another big concern for me is that for the first time in over 10 years, i wont be going to the rocky mountains for the summer. my heart is in the mountains, and its really sad for me that i wont be able to gaze at her beauty, majesty and splendor this summer. le sigh.
also, do you pronounce "nuclear" like W.?