Congrats Ashley Gehringer and Debralyn Day! Both ladies won the Carlsbad Patch for having the best reasons why they deserved a mini vacation.
They each won a one night stay at the and dinner at .
Ashely is a Marine wife and mother of a two-year-old. Since getting married four years ago, she and her husband have yet to have a honeymoon or vacation. She plans to surprise her husband Mark with this staycation. Mark has been on deployments including one to Afghanistan. Ashley juggles being a stay-at-home mom with college full time and has overcome many challenges due to being deaf.
Debralyn is a wife and mother of two adopted daughters from Russia. She started a non-profit in the community that helps people with illnesses. She was nominated by Gwen Lauren Meitchik who tells Carlsbad Patch, "Debra's the type of person who would give her last meal to someone if they said they were hungry," adding, "winning a contest would most likely be the only way Deb would actually take some well deserved down time."
To read Debralyn and Ashley's entries winning contest entries, .
Enjoy your staycations...relax, soak up the sun, and we hope you send Patch a photo and update us on how it was!