Our daughter bouncing on the Rave.
On the one hand, I sure hate the heat of summer. On the other hand, I do love going to the cabin, and I know the time we are going to be able to spend there this year is dwindling. There are so many great things about having our own place as opposed to beach rentals - we can go whenever we want (never need to make a reservation), we don't have to leave by 11:00 on Sunday (we can leave as late as we want), we can leave whatever stuff there we want, and one of the BEST things is that we can bring the pets! Another thing that is really cool is that we can leave stuff at the beach - our floats, cooler, towels, umbrella - whatever, and there is no worry of anyone stealing anything. I don't even miss being able to go other places on vacation. In fact, this is probably kind of weird, but if for some reason for the rest of my life I couldn't leave New York state, I would be fine with that. (I mean, don't get me wrong, if I won a free trip to Alaska or Europe or something, I would totally be all over that, but I don't long to travel anywhere else.) I love love love the Adirondacks, and I really like the area where our "regular" house is also.
Would you be happy to stay in your state for the rest of your life?