Every summer, my son Sprog, my husband and I all go on a summer trip together. It's a great way for the three of us to get quality time together and for us to show Sprog the larger world outside of his immediate teenager microcausm. We've been to Colorado, Florida, Arizona and last summer we spent it in San Francisco/Monterey/Big Sur (I really need to do a write up about that trip here, don't I?)
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It's time to start planning this year's trip and we've been a bit stumped this year. Funds aren't as free-flowing for most people as they used to be, amIright? But we have managed to put a small bit in travel savings and so we started discussing some options last night to pass the time while I was in the emergency room (I'm fine, just a medication reaction) and we tossed around Seattle (and renting a car so we could drive down to Portland on the same trip), San Diego (with copious amounts of California coastal driving), a national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacer so we could force the kid to do some horseback riding and more white water rafting, or maybe Puerto Rico (my son doesn't have his passport yet, so this would be "foreign" without that need.)
So where would you go in June, with a 16 year old son (OH MY GOD) and not a crazy budget?