It'll be the first time in four years and only the second time since I got married. Last time we'd spent the entire time in the Detroit/Windsor area but this time my wife would like to travel more. I've a friend from long ago in Chicago who's invited me and I'm thinking maybe Cedar Point as that didn't seem to expensive,
My wife, predictably, wants to go to a Disneyland but I shot that down with a quickness. They're both way too far away and know they're a massive money suck that'll destroy the budget.
So, the plan was mostly staying with mom and doing local Detroit stuff with a couple of excursions this time. We'll be there a month. I'm working all the way until the day before we leave, as holidsays are time that I can make good money but I have to pass it up for family stuff.
My wife fell in love with the clearance rack at Sears; stuff there is cheaper than in China, and so we went back at least four times and even at that, she's spent these four years kicking herself that we didn't get even more stuff. Unfortunately, the store at Macomb Mall closed so we'll need to find either another Sears or another store similar.
Now I may wind up in Florida anyway. My dad, the GFIAFP-esque bum I've mentioned on occasion, is in a Florida hospital having a health crisis. He'd been in a nearby government provided elderly housing for indigent people but was unhappy there and disappeared a couple of months ago. He went down to Florida again, undobtedly living out of his car again like last time he did this, and is now in the hospital.
Visiting him wasn't really on the itinerary or in the budget. My aunt is worried about him and if she wants to go, I'll feel compelled to burn a few days with that.