Friday, 8 August 2014

We're all going on a summer holiday...

We're gearing up for our annual camping trip.

We're really last minute here this year and there have been all sorts of debates about where to go. Do we combine camping with visiting family in Devon, Norfolk or the North East? Do we go somewhere completely new to us? Do we go somewhere we've been before that we know we'll like? 

With these discussions going on at home, I've been observing the habits of our friends and neighbours. I haven't got any data to back up my hypothesis but from my observations I'd say that for summer 2014 most people round here are either visiting family or going somewhere they've been before. And we're just as unadventurous!


There are various family visits east and west over the summer but for the camping trip it's Wales. Again! Albeit a different, new-to-us, part of Wales. Pembrokeshire.

And of course I'm using my own camping checklist again to help make the prepararions easier!

How about you? Do you go back to the same place again and again? Visit family? Staycation?

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  1. We try to take a vacation to some place new every other year. In the meantime, we will do weekends here and there. However, when we lived far away from family, with very limited vacation time, every vacation was spent visiting family because that was the only time we got to see them.

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    1. I've enjoyed seeing the photos of some of your 'new' places on your blog :-)

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  2. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time xx

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    1. I hope so! We've found a bargain campsite with a cold shower and not much else!

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    1. I'm guessing it's the downside of running a campsite that you can't take a holiday when everybody else does?! :-(

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  4. We cottage along the shore of New Brunswick looking across at Prince Edward Island just 20 minutes from the house... it sounds posh, but the cottage has been in the family since 1950 and looks it so after paying annual taxes and an electric bill, there are NO luxuries - no phones, or electronics like TV's etc so it is very frugal for us... Enjoy Pembrokeshire - my husband's family are from Wales and one of them brought us for a posh week one year at St. Bride's Castle - a holiday I treasure still for it will never be beaten! Enjoy!

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    1. Your family cottage sounds a real retreat! Ours won't be a posh week but I hope it will still be one to treasure!

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  5. When I took my now adult sons on holiday, they always asked to go to the same caravan site! The site was just what they needed (no "entertainment",but a lovely pool and tennis courts) and there were lots and lots of places nearby to visit, many of which were free. The site itself was not very far away, so petrol costs were low.
    I really hope you enjoy your holiday, as I live in Pembrokeshire!

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    1. We had a great time in Pembrokeshire! And the weather was mostly really good too!

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