I’m thankful for the places I’ve been able to visit, but have a list of other spots I’d love to have the opportunity to see.
Here are some of them:
Chicago - I’ve heard how wonderful Chicago is from our children. Christina and April actually went for an eighth grade class trip. I really wanted to go as a chaperone, but both times I had too many younger children at home when they went. I thought I’d get to go as a chaperone when Bart or Emily went to Chicago on a class trip in eighth grade, but the school stopped the Chicago trips before they were in eighth grade. Emily went her senior year of high school, and Bart got to go another time.
Hawaii - Bart went to Hawaii with his wrestling team over Christmas vacation during his junior year of high school. I should have gone then. A lot of the parents went but I guess I thought if one parent got to go, it should be my husband. Recently, I found out he doesn’t want to go to Hawaii. April has gone to Hawaii and loved it.
Colorado - I’ve wanted to go to Colorado for years.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee - I think I might be able to get there. It’s only four or five hours from us so we could take a road trip without any problem. Also it won’t be as expensive as some of the other places on my list.
Ocean City, Maryland - I’ve been there but would love to go again.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Australia - Never going to happen, but I can dream!
Philadelphia - Emily just went there for a national scholar conference. She was busy attending workshops and etc., but did see the Liberty Bell. She told me some interesting facts about it.
Alaska - I’d love to take my husband on a cruise to Alaska. I don’t know the cost, but if I ever have enough money from book royalties, that’s my plan.
Europe - Probably not going to happen either.
Well, what’s on your list? Have you been to any interesting places lately?
Our anniversary is coming up this next week. I mentioned to my husband Tom about going to Cancun, Mexico, to celebrate. I know we couldn’t actually go right on our anniversary now because we’d have to make arrangements for our two daughters with special needs. He said right away he didn’t want to go to Cancun. If I ever go to Cancun or Hawaii, I doubt if he will go. I’ll probably go with some of my kids to these two places.
Don’t forget the end of the month is coming soon, and I’ll be drawing a name for the book giveaways. Also my sister Jean and her husband Wes visited us from Georgia this week, and she brought me a huge box of books. Some of them I have actually already read, so I have a great selection of books to give for the month of August! All you have to do is leave a comment anytime during the month to be entered in my monthly blog drawing!