Thursday, April 3, 2014

Planning to Take Ten Trips

A view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park
Inspired by Bevchen at Confuzzledom - who in turn was inspire by Clare at Need Another Holiday - I have decided to be more mindful in planning travel for the rest of the year by planning at least one trip each month. This winter dragged on far too long, and I feel as if I've accomplished precious little in the first three months of the year. I definitely have pent up energy that needs to be used. I will not have any clear and fast rules; a daytrip will count as travel, as will returning to a spot I've already visited (family circumstances and events often dictate that). Last year I had the opportunity to visit quite a few new places (Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania; Greenville, South Carolina; Grand Teton National Park; Yellowstone National Park; Craters of the Moon National Monument and that corner of Idaho). I was also able to spend more time in Shenandoah National Park, which I'd visited only briefly in the past. This year might involve visiting more spots to which I've been before, but that remains to be seen!

Tentative Plan
March - daytrip to Leesburg, Virginia - Check!
Enjoying wine and conversation: Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Virginia

April - various daytrips (am expecting a couple of visitors, which makes it necessary to explore the area)
May - Europe!!!!! (Not that I'm excited or anything!)
June - Michigan
July - Michigan, plus daytrips
August - ???
September - ???
October - ???
November - ???
December - ???

Suggestions welcome!

And let me know what your travel plans are!
Will I make it to Cape Cod this year? Remains to be seen...


  1. I too the same Planning for an outing. Inspired by many of the travel blogs!

  2. What's in Michigan ;) ? We'll be there end of June/beginning of July, maybe our paths cross again?

    1. Oh, I'd love to see you all in MI, but looks like we will just miss one another, although I suspect maybe my niece & nephew might be able to play with your kiddos. :) I'll be there earlier (and on that occasion only in GR probably) and later than you this summer...


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