don't you get tired of going to the same place?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by smidgy, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. smidgy

    smidgy dimples

    Aug 27, 2006
    sigh.. once again, was asked this. at work today, tending bar.

    I pointed out that Johnny Fisher (fake name;)) has a trailer and site up north (to us illinoians, that would be wisconsin, where 50% of Illinoians vacation) and goes there almost every weekend in the summer, and for a few weeks at a time often.

    the person asking has a house in Galena,IL, and she and hubby drive west from the Chicago area to their place many times throughout the year.

    don't you get tired of going to the same place all the time?

    after getting the "hmm, good point". it was pointed out to me that once they get there, they don't have to spend any money. unless they want to go out to eat, etc.

    um, nevermind that they have a mortagage on the house, and property taxes! or a payment on the trailer, and a monthly site. fee.:lmao:

    I really don't cae what anyone wants to do with their money, or where they want to vacation, but it amazes me how opinionated people get when they find out you go to disney every year (maybe twice a year!!!;))
  2. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

    Apr 23, 2000
    I just smile, but I love meeting people that "get it". I found out that there is no convincing "non -get it people".

    Maybe if WI had tollbooths at the borders of our states and charged people, like ten dollars, they would stay home and not clog our highways Fridays and Sundays.

    Did you just get done working? I am up, can't sleep.
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  4. Mrs.Milo

    Mrs.Milo DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2001
    I make that same point when asked, that for us it's like our "weekend cabin getaway". We don't go on many rides, just like to be there, visit favorite restaurants, and enjoy the ambiance and "eye candy". It's our happy place!
  5. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

    Jul 4, 2006
    My boyfriend's Mom asked me the same thing Smidgy. I then remind her that she loves her vacation spot, The Smoky Mountains, so much they built a vacation home worth over $750,000 there so who is spending more money going to their happy place? She said she had never thought of it that way and has never asked me again :goodvibes.

    I don't think it is anyone's business where we spend out time and our money.
  6. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

    Jul 2, 2007
    We have gone to WDW 4 times, albeit for 7-12 days each time. The second time we went, we got the, "Haven't you already been there? Why do you want to go again?" from BIL. The same BIL who has gone skiing every single year for over 25 years. :lmao:
  7. donac

    donac Wife, mother, math teacher, quilter

    Aug 22, 2002
    I had this same question asked of me just as I got home from DW last month. My response was "I haven't been in 3 years."

    Here in jersey people spend a week at the same beach house year after year or the same house in the mountains every year. Why would DW be any different? I can't sit on the beach and do nothing and I live less than 2 miles from the beach.
  8. ebtbmom

    ebtbmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    I get this from beach people all the time. They go to the beach multiple times a summer but are curious why I go to WDW as often as I do. Last time I told them that I hate the beach and I suppose that's the only place you can go over and over and not be harassed.

    Admittedly though I think there are lots of other places I'd like to visit but I keep spending my $ at WDW. Oh well, everywhere else has disappointed me in some way, WDW never has!
  9. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    Don't ask a DVC member that question.
  10. FireDancer

    FireDancer DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2008
    I kind of understand the question if the only place you ever go is Disney. I like going and try to get down about once a year but there is no way in the world it would be the only place I go on vacation even most of the time. It is a great big world out there and going to only one place year after year means you miss much of it.

    I try to go at least 4 new places every year along with going back to anyplace again (Disney or otherwise).
  11. Swan4Me

    Swan4Me DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2011
    wowser!! are you sure? thay is pretty rich for the Smokies....more like South Beach or California;)
  12. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    There's just no explaining it to some people. Where we live most people have a favorite "up north" spot, either their own cabin or one that belongs to a relative, and no one ever comments on that. But mention that you're going to Florida again and here come the questions - isn't that expensive, don't you get bored with doing the same thing over and over, why not go somewhere else? As though owning a vacation home is no big expense and there's so much more to do out in the woods!

    The part that gets me is that we do go other places. Yes, we go to WDW a lot but we have at least 1-2 non-Disney trips every year too, often to places we've never been or haven't been in many years, as well as another annual tradition of a winter weekend at an indoor waterpark resort. Many of the people who question our Disney addiction have kids who haven't ever left the state of Michigan!
  13. tazdev3225

    tazdev3225 <font color=darkorchid>I sucked my thumb up with t

    Apr 2, 2008
    I get asked that all of the time by my mother! She has been to Disney 3 times and hates it there. I do take mini-vacations to other places but I like my Disney trips.
  14. ZephyrHawk

    ZephyrHawk Confirmed Disneyphile

    Feb 15, 2007
    Yeah, I personally don't get people who have cabins up north. At least Disney changes from year to year! With a place in the UP it's the same bugs, same freezing lakes and same rocky beaches over and over and over again.
  15. Ginny Favers

    Ginny Favers DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2011
    The only place I get tired of going to all the time is work.

    Going someplace once or twice a year for a vacation, to me, is not "all the time", when there are 350 other days you're NOT there!
  16. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

    Feb 24, 2008
    :laughing: I'm the opposite, I could visit the beach a hundred times a year and be happy. I like Disney, but I don't get the need to vacation there multiple times a year, or even every year. Having said that, I'd never question my friends that do that because I know its where they love to go. Nothing wrong with that :)
  17. capecodprincess

    capecodprincess There must be more than this provincial life!

    Jan 19, 2012
    Dh hasn't been yet, this will be his first trip at the end of November. His response has been similar... Well once we go we don't have to go again for a while, right? I'm hopping that when we get there, a big jar of pixie dust will land on his head and like me, he'll want to go every year (or at least every other)
  18. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    No kidding. I enjoy some parts of northern Michigan but I'm more of a quaint small towns and little festivals type than a back to nature type; if I want to swim in a cold lake/river and cook over a campfire, well, we can (and do) do that at home all the time. We do sort of have an "up north" place - acres of woods about 30min inland from Ludington that my grandfather bought in the 70s with the intention of building a cottage that still hasn't become reality - and we go up there from time to time because I do enjoy the Lake Michigan coast. But it is such a limited destination, great for a summer weekend but not the sort of place I'd want to spend a week much several weeks every summer!
  19. TifffanyD

    TifffanyD DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2007
    Why don't you just say "No, I don't"...

    When you try to liken it to their experience you are just giving them more fuel to continue. I just answer honestly and say "Nope - we like it!" :goodvibes
  20. Stitchfans

    Stitchfans Tres Charming

    Jan 30, 2005
    My guess is, some people can only get away for the weekend or long weekends. My best friend and her husband bought a trailer and go camping to three different spots one is in Wisconsin, one an hour from their home, the other Michigan. They go fishing, hiking, go to town to look around buy fudge, whatever. It is an inexpensive, nice little get away.

    If I could afford it I would do that also. As much as I love DW, I just can't afford it any more, after my divorce. I think allot of people's choices of vacation spots has allot to do with their budgets and time off. If I had a little cabin someplace, no doubt I'd visit it as often as I could.
  21. Piglets Mommy

    Piglets Mommy <font color=blue>New Rule:<br><marquee><font color

    Apr 27, 2007
    I only get to do something Disney related every 2 or 3 years, but I get asked this too (and usually by someone who has a shore or mountain house they spend all of their vacation time at) We usually stay at a different resort each time in WDW, and this next trip will be a Disney Cruise, which will be a totally different experience form the parks. I usually just let it go in one ear and out the other. We also like to go to different places in the "off" years from Disney, so it's not like ALL we do is Disney. (However if we could afford it, those off year trips would be with Adventures By Disney, but.....)

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