Maintenance of our vacation check list is ongoing. While on vacation or during packing, if when we think of new items, we add them to the master vacation tab.
Consider using our check list as an excellent starting point. Try highlighting our checklists below, copying and pasting into your own Excel spreadsheet. Add or subtract items to meet your family.
There are critical items that are on our vacation check list. Without them, the vacation may not happen! While this list isn't completely applicable to our beach vacation, I include our full version from our master vacation check list, owing to their importance.
In defending the president's vacation, Schultz did not resort to comparing Obama's 'days away ' with his predecessor's. That might have looked overly defensive. But the numbers, side by side, are revealing. Obama so far has taken 20 'vacations ' lasting 2 to 15 days, and has spent all or part of 129 days on 'vacation, ' according to Yahoo News, citing data collected by Mark Knoller of CBS News.
We always pack medicine just in case. Better to be prepared than endure a late night medicine run in an unfamiliar area.
We use our electronics in the vehicle and for down time at the beach house. In addition to movies, sometimes we play Wii in the car. We always set up the Wii at the beach house.
Having our puppy cared for while we're gone is an important consideration. We evaluated multiple kennels and chose to have our Invisible Fence Trainer keep her at her house. This was a less expensive option and may enable them to bond more for better training results.
The most important things we do prior to locking up the house is to disable the water supply to the bathroom and pour in a little bleach. No one wants to go back to a house that had an unanticipated and unnoticed water leak. Additionally, no one want to look at a science experiment in their toilet, owing to a week of inactivity.
The days till vacation are being counted down. The kids are anxious. I haven't even started packing. I will begin packing a few days prior to our departure. This is never a stressful process. My packing list has been refine over the years. We have packing down to a science.