This trip came about very suddenly. I tend to be a planner (see my other tickers Im planning a trip when I dont even know what the prices will be). For a while now, I had a plan to take my mom and my daughters to Ireland next summer on an ABD trip. My family is Irish and my mom has been to Ireland, but not for at least a decade and I knew she wanted to go back. The ABD trip looked like just the thing. I started to scrimp and save, knowing that with that trip and the big Disney trip next December I wouldnt have much in the way of discretionary money. Well, reality finally set in that maybe spending the equivalent of a years college tuition on a trip the girls likely wouldnt remember might not be the most responsible thing to do.