Wednesday, January 19, 2011
If you've been reading a while, you know that we've been on several vacations in the two-and-a-half years we've been married. (And we are tremendously thankful to have been able to take these trips.)
It started with our honeymoon to Hawaii. It was during that trip that we realized that we really enjoyed traveling together and that we could be smart with our money and travel, all at the same time. It's all about priorities, and travel has become a priority for us.
After Hawaii, we went to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Then we went to Las Vegas, Nevada.
And Seattle, Washington.
And Victoria, British Columbia.
And San Francisco, California.
Then Chicago, Illinois.
And San Antonio, Texas.
Also Austin, Texas.
Then Key West, Florida.
And Miami, Florida.
And who could forget the mess of a trip that was Montreal, Quebec?
(Oh, and we have our annual trips to the Pocono Mountains, but those cost us nothing and therefore don't really count.)
It is at this point that I need to point out that Montreal was in JUNE. We haven't been anywhere since June, and as a result, we are dying to go somewhere. We can't wait to turn Nora into a little traveler.
We've been debating where to go on our first family vacation, and we just could not commit. But--I'm happy to say--we finally did it. We booked flights and we are going. All THREE of us.
In May, we are heading to Las Vegas! Yes, with a baby. No, we're not crazy. We're not actually staying in Las Vegas, you see.
We're flying into Las Vegas, but then we are hitting the road. Our real destinations involve nature. Lots and lots of nature. Beautiful nature.
Over the course of a week, we will explore...
One of our issues is that we really, really wanted to make it over to Arches National Park, too, but couldn't swing it given our limited time for this trip. Some day!
We haven't booked much yet in terms of accommodations, and haven't made any concrete plans about what to do/what to see in each park, so if any of you happen to have suggestions, feel free to throw them our way.
In the meantime, we are counting down the days!