Well it is that time of the year again and we will be heading out for our usual spring vacation in a little over a month. Have I mentioned before that:
- I LOVE to travel and see new places and
- How much I love the process of planning for a new trip?
If you recall last year we headed to Florida… read my post on road trip preparation here Vacation preparation. We had such a great time road tripping there that we decided that this year we will again have a road trip vacation and are heading to Texas for a week. We have some parts planned and some not. Will have some overnight stays reserved and some not. The beauty of a road trip is that you can stop whenever and wherever you want and you get an opportunity to see so much of this beautiful country we call home. Nothing makes me happier than seeing new places, and since I have such a great respect for history, some of my favorite places are historical sights.
So the itinerary of what we plan to see so far is as follows!
Oklahoma City- I have planned to spend a night here and visit the historical sight of the Oklahoma City bombings. The link to the memorial is here: Oklahoma City Memorial
College Station- going to stop to see my brother-in-law and take the day from there.
Houston- stopping at the NASA space center and museum. Link is here: NASA Spacecenter
San Antonio- Riverwalk time! I have this on my bucket list and have been wanting to see it for years. Planning to see that and make a stop at the Alamo. Link is here: Alamo
So as you can see I am knee deep in the planning stages and I am so excited to report in after our travels are complete on everything we saw and experienced… I am so excited!
We have been so fortunate to have been able to take our kids on trips every year and have seen so many wonderful places since we have had them. Here is a list of places we have been in the past few years.. some have been with 2 of 3 kids, some after we had all 3, but we have fantastic memories from every trip we have taken.
*Paris, France (Clint and I on our honeymoon)
*Normandy and D-Day beaches (Clint and I)
*Atlanta, Georgia (multiple trips)
*Phoenix, Arizona (multiple trips) and Grand Canyon
*Cheyenne, Wyoming during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo
*Skiing in Minnesota
*Mobile Alabama where we toured the USS Alabama
*South Dakota and all the points there to see (Mt. Rushmore, Devils Tower, Rapid City etc)
*Smokey Mountains in TN
I have been to many other places pre-children as well and can tell you that in my opinion the best gift you can give your children is the ability to see the world. What a gift to say you have been all over our beautiful country! We have flown, driven, and can say our kids have road tripped all over the US. What a wonderful thing…
So as I prepare for our next journey – I will keep you posted along the way!
What places have you loved visiting? (I still need to get to the East Coast by the way- I have only been to Washington DC).