Friday, March 22, 2013

So Is This A "Trip" Or A "Vacation" ?

You may never have thought about it before, but I have often wondered when is a family outing considered a "trip" and when is time off considered a "vacation" ?

I submit for your consideration a very simple difference of definition:
- A "trip" is travel (anywhere) with or without other people.
- A "vacation" is a break from the stress of everyday life.

Amsden / Case 2012 Spring Break TRIP to Moab, Utah
(ONLY 11 kids and 4 adults!)
To that end, our family embarked today on a TRIP across the country to hang out at an Alabama Beach House (google map Fort Morgan, AL and you can't miss our location) with some great friends of ours (whose family is almost as big as the Case 9).
Josh & Karen vacation 2012
(Disney Cruise w/no kids)

Why is this not going to be a 'vacation' you ask?  Because there will still be 20 people who need to be fed, clothed, cleaned up after, and accounted for as we embark on several smaller trips to a variety of nearby destinations.

It might not seem like a difference to you, but I am certain I will feel a need for a vacation after this great family trip!  :)

Song Of The Day:
It's an all time classic for road travel, and deserving of it's place in the very start of our Case Family Spring Break 2013 Road Trip ... "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson.  Here's hoping Mapquest is mostly accurate with the directions and estimated driving time (23 hours out, 21 hours home from Central Alabama).


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