Yes it is March, actually the middle of March, and I am finally getting around to sharing our travel/vacation excitement. For the first time since Travel Man and I got married we have actually made our 2016 travel plans along with reservations for the entire year! Yay! Our longest trip will be our travel to Arizona, which we are actually in the middle of right now. We’re taking in a full week of baseball’s Spring Training games. We are so excited for this trip. It’s going to be fun taking in all of the sights and sounds of baseball.
Last month we took a trip to one of the regional parks close to home and really enjoyed our weekend. The campground we stayed at was quite peaceful and the birds chattered away in the trees the entire weekend. Life doesn’t get any better than that. The weather was spectacular. Sunny, temps in the low 70’s, and a bit of a breeze. Perfect weather for a bowl of chili for lunch. Yes we did that. We haven’t been on a weekend jaunt since the end of November last year. The holidays have come and gone, the New Year’s resolutions are lingering around, and we’re ready to settle into a travel rhythm for the year.
Our short trip last month did remind us of a few things that are needed to have an enjoyable weekend jaunt. It is important for us to go through our Master Camping Checklist to be sure we don’t forget anything. Like charcoal for the grill, or Travel Man’s favorite camping chair that he likes to sit on outside. Even though we don’t always have to venture far from home to have a weekend away, we still need to take the time for our list. Funny thing about that is I love lists. But when we were packing up for this particular adventure, I got a little lolly-gaggy, and didn’t go through a final check of “The List”.
As I sit here writing today I’m reminded of just how blessed and lucky I am. Lucky to have a husband who will do whatever it takes to have a relaxing weekend. Lucky to be able to take time out for ourselves when we get a chance. Lucky to have so many amazing places to travel to within just a few hours of our house.
We’re looking forward to our trips out on the open road this year, and as the year progresses I plan to share our travel tales with all of you. Happy Trails everyone!