Here it is, 1:57 AM, my time, and I’m still awake. I finished a short story for my writers critique group and emailed it to my group. Putzed around a bit on the internet and I really should call it a night. Tomorrow (today?) I plan to do the lessons from the ladies Bible study I recently joined. Tomorrow (this?) evening, we’ll be headed to Galveston to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday.

The last couple of weeks have been super busy business-wise, which is great. This week looks a little slower, and I’m okay with that, too. It will give me the opportunity to take care of some other things and maybe read a book (or two).

One (two) thing(s) I am working on — planning more road trips with my guy. We’re going to stay home this summer (except for possibly taking a one or two night trip). Next summer, though — this girl’s got plans, and I am so glad my guy is always game for my plans! I’ve got two tentative trips cooking on Road Trippers.

Trip “A” involves flying to Pittsburgh and then renting a car to drive to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Southwest Airlines has reasonable fares to Pittsburgh (a smidge over $300 roundtrip for each of us). On the way to Prince Edward Island (the land of Anne with an “E”) we will pass through New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. I’m pretty sure I can find us some cool stuff to see along that route. I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself — the states are so small that we can knock out some serious sightseeing in a very short time.

Trip “B” is a little more involved, since it takes us to the West/Northwest part of the country. I discovered it’s only about 8 hours to Carlsbad, New Mexico, where there are some incredible caves to be seen. Next stop: Phoenix, Arizona and Taliesin West — Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. Followed, possibly, by Fresno, California (there’s an underground garden there???) and Medford, Oregon… on the way to Everett, Washington travelers pass the Mount St. Helen’s Visitors Center. It’s crazy to think the whole side of that mountain blew off when the volcano erupted.

I was doing good planning Trip “B” until I realized I’d want us to have time to travel over to Vancouver Island — by this time, the trip is getting REALLY long. So I’m thinking perhaps we should fly up to Seattle and then drive around Washington State and British Columbia (similarly to the Prince Edward Island trip).

I don’t know. There’s just so much out there to see and I want to see it ALL.

If you could plan your dream trip, where would you go? Comments below, please and thank you!


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