Our family, which now pretty much consists of myself and my hubby are watching our pennies. The downturn in our economy has effected our construction business in a very real way. We will be working very hard this summer trying to play catch up after a slow six months. Which is fine because we are grateful to God for the work. So this year rather than go away for vacation we will be taking some on those "One tank trips" with Bill Murphy( an excellent book by the way,) because about one tank is all we can afford. If you unfamiliar with the book it is 52 Florida adventures that you may get to on a tank of gas. Since we are close to Busch Gardens we did decide to buy a "Pay for a day. Come back all year" ticket with one ticket upgraded for parking. This is something we can do in the evenings after supper, the park is open until 10 pm and we are now 50 so we are considered "Active Adult Visitors" which really doesn't get you anything other than a good laugh and an itinerary. We have always bought Disney passes but because we will be so busy working and because gas is expensive and Busch Gardens tickets were a bargain we decided to do the closer of the two. We have also started canoeing, which is fun and requires not any gas at all. My grandson loved it and we look forward to more times together. We are going to be creative this year with our family get-togethers and our budget but we always have a wealth of love for our time together. I had read in the St. Pete times paper that people are staying home this summer to have "staycations." Let me know what you will be up to this summer unless you are going to Europe and then just go quietly and I will be happy for you and not bitter at all.