Celebrate (25 years of) good times, come on!
We're not big spenders. Our trip to Nova Scotia last year was part research (his genealogy), part family relaxation and fun. We stayed at a cottage off-season to get better rates, brought our bicycles, and cooked our own food while we were there. The biggest expense was getting there. This time around will probably be similar. We're not looking at a major expensive trip; we just want to spend time together and make it special.
Husband suggested Seattle. Coffee for me, brew-pubs for him, we'd both enjoy the destination. But it's a little farther away than we'd planned. You see, Amigo will be at camp and La Petite will house-sit, but we'd like to be within a day's drive in case of emergency. It can be a long day's drive, but we're still thinking of not straying too far away from home.
At the moment, we're considering putting a pin in the map at home and stretching out a string to make a circle about 400-500 miles from the center.
Our hairdresser suggested we find a bed and breakfast, snuggle into the room for a week, and just relax together. It could work.
Husband said thanks but no thanks to the idea of a dude ranch. I could be talked into Seattle, but it's a little farther than we want to go this time. Niagara Falls would be fun, but it's a little on the outer range for distance.
We're not sure if we want to find a rural cottage or B&B and just take walks and spend couple time, or if we want to go to a big city and explore the museums and restaurants and other exciting experiences. We're not casino gamblers, so Vegas and Atlantic City are off the list. Shows? We enjoy watching a good quality concert, whether jazz, classical, or a capella vocal, or a musical stage show. We also enjoy watching the sun rise or set over a simple yet lovely beach.
This makes it harder. We're looking for a long weekend or maybe a week. We don't know if we want to go country or city, fancy or plain.
Then again, we don't have to drive. We could take a train somewhere. Husband loves, loves trains! We could go a little farther by train...
Ideas, Internet friends and family? Drop a pin on the map in the heart of Green Bay Packer country and find a one-day drive. Then let me know what you recommend! Stumble It!