It seems a little bit over the top....but since we drove to Hilton Head for vacation this year...taking my sewing machine with me was as easy as packing it for a retreat. My husband and I love to go to new places and explore historical sites. With our son in college, we are no longer burdened with finding some place to go that would appeal to teens. So, we tend to take our vacations off season. This year we chose the week after Thanksgiving. We had to wear jackets every day but still managed to enjoy ourselves...riding bikes on the beach, visiting Savannah and Beaufort, and walking in the Pinckney National Wildlife Preserve. And, with all that I managed to finish 7 service project quilts.