I have two favorite memories of spring break. They stand out because most of my breaks were quiet, lay-around-the-house lazy days. The first was during my first year of college – my grandparents offered a week at their place in Brownsville, Texas. A free trip? I was IN, and I had a great time! They planned a day trip for me to South Padre Island with other “young people” – wonderful fun. My favorite memories, though, were really of the time I spent with my grandparents. We crossed into Matamoros, Mexico, went to the zoo in Brownsville, and had an evening or two out with their friends. I was given the opportunity to spend time with them, all by myself. Memories I treasure now that Grandpa is gone.
The other was with my son a couple of years ago when his high school choir went to Spain. What an opportunity – absolutely BEAUTIFUL country. My mother and I were able to tag along with the kids on their trip. Unbelievable music in the most amazing venues. I learned Mom and I could travel well together, and I loved being there with my son to see him and his friends enjoy the opportunities before them. Now he’s off to college, and, again, I’ve got those great memories.
Both of those trips were a bit unconventional when you think of spring break and the kinds of vacations people usually plan. Here we are in another unconventional year – and big trips may not be an option for many. What to do instead? Whether you’re a college student or a family looking for something to do, there are lots of options for you! Explore your community or your county; think of places that you might only take visitors to see. Why wait? Does your family have a cabin? Movie or game nights at home?
A trip to a DQ® restaurant can be a great way to brighten a long week at home! Try our Sweet Deals menu for dinner, or a Blizzard® Cake would make a perfect treat for game night…and our Blizzard of the Month might just be the best treat while watching movies at home.
What are your plans for Spring Break this year?