And with that, let's look ahead to travel plans for 2018 -
The Beach A Month Club
Mr. UR has come up with all our big travel ideas. He thought up the 50 States by 50 Years idea - wherein we traveled to all 50 states by the end of our 50th year. He came up with the Every Other Christmas at Our Kids Place idea. And he had the excellent Mystery Trip idea as our daughter's graduation from college present. His newest vacation idea is the Beach A Month Club. He proposed that we - as beach lovers - spend at least one day per month at the beach. We're going to try to make that happen. Some beach visits will be weekends, some will be just a day and some - hopefully - will be longer. Some may be a stretch - and some may be amazing. Our first scheduled beach trip is in the spring when we are visiting the Florabama shore - Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Shores, Alabama for a long weekend. Let's roll the dice and see how we do....
A Mystery Trip
Our daughter graduates from grad school in the spring. And just as we did when she graduated from her undergrad studies, we're taking her on a Mystery Trip.(She went to college in Pennsylvania and moved home for the summer after graduation. We made the drive home into a "mystery trip" stopping someplace new along the way every day) She and her dad love this stuff. Me - I like a little more control of where I'm going. But I love planning mystery trips. So I can't tell you where we're going. But she's gonna love it. And I'm so glad that she still likes to travel with the old 'rents! (You can read about the first mystery trip here)
The Mr. made a business trip to Europe several years back and missed going to Oktoberfest due to logistics. He's wanted to rectify that ever since. In fact, it's been at the top of his travel wish list for quite some time. That, and the fact that Bavaria is his favorite area of Europe. So plans are in the works to attend Oktoberfest for our first time - and my first time to Germany. Prost!
I hope to balance these trips out with visits with friends and family. Our youngest will be home from Korea for two weeks in February, my mom turns 90 in March and we will proudly watch our oldest daughter graduate in May from NYU. Along with that, our son and his girlfriend just got engaged so we can start talking wedding planning. Fingers crossed that there may even be a trip to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes play football in the fall with friends. All sound wonderful!
So I hope you'll all stop back here to check up on where I've been, where I am and where I'm going. I hope to give some travel inspiration and ideas to those of you that want - or need - it. Happy 2018! And happy travels!
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