Saturday, June 28, 2008

I just Can't Decide!!

We have been planning a vacation to Gatlinburg for the last year. It's our delayed honeymoon. The time has finally come to finalize all the plans and book the cabin. We already picked it out and the only days left are the days we wanted. It's perfect with beautiful views for miles from the hot tub on the deck. Completely secluded at the top of a mountain, but not very far from Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. 2 nights, plus gas and food are going to cost us around $500. Well, last night we were talking to some one we know and found out that they know some one who has a pool for sale. For $500, for everything including deck and privacy fence. Now here's the thing...we have been talking about getting a pool for over a year now, but we were going to wait awhile because they are so expensive. This is really, really cheap though. The problem is if we get the pool we can't go to Tennessee, because they are the same price and, well, we just don't have the money for both right now. However, we can get the pool this year, and go on vacation later (as in a couple of years). James has left the decision up to me, and I don't know what to do. I love the thought of kicking back in a hot tub and looking at amazing veiws of mountians from the middle of nowhere for a few days, but the temp here in Southern Indiana stays between 90-100 degrees with 100% humudity all summer.

Which would you do...get the pool now and vacation later, or vacation for 2 days now and no pool for a long time?


Sandy said...

I think I would opt for the pool... you could make your own "vacation" at your new pool!

Gene said...

Dunno what the right answer is, but keep in mind the pool costs more than the container for water. The water, while cheap, is not free; the chemicals to keep the water clean cost money; and the electricity to pump the water for filtering goes up every year.

That said, $500 sounds like a great deal for a pool. And I remember those lovely Midwestern summers (points to the base of his thumb, i.e., 20 miles south of Detroit, MI, just east of where Sandy is) and how nice a pool would have been.