So your hot and tired and need a vacation but have no money or time off to take. What do you do? You can make your own homemade Mexico in your backyard. The beach may be miles away but you can  use your imagination and make your own beach. My wife Kyla and I along with our grandson filled the inflatable pool in the backyard and made our own oasis.

All you need is a pool and some hose water and you are ready to party. Breaking out the boom box loaded with Jimmy Buffet music helps to take you there too. Make yourself some Kool-aid and put some straws in the glasses and you are transformed to another place and time. You don't need a ton of money to escape, just get some air, some water and a tall cool beverage and wherever you are can be wherever you want to be.