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Travel List for 2015

Ever since vacationing at Catalina Island and visiting my best friend in Nebraska, I’ve been on a “travel kick.” I want to go everywhere. I keep making all these lists and plans that I’m slowly driving myself crazy. I’ve finally narrowed it down to three places. One of them is for sure and the other two are maybes. I couldn’t decided which one I want to go to more so I added both.

#1: Lake Powell, AZ – This made the list again because my sister said she wants to go. I think she’s still bummed we went to Catalina but it was fun. They have a great website for planning the trip. The only down side was I couldn’t find much about food and if anything, I always go for the food. We’re planning on taking a boat tour along with kayaking and all kinds of water stuff. If we go, we will most likely drive there. We’re not really looking forward to the drive. It’s approximately 8 hours from where we are and well…we could be in San Francisco in 8 hours. I am excited about going because it means I can check Arizona off my visit 50 states list.
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#2: Morro Bay, CA – This was originally no where on the list. However, my sister went on a trip with friends and made it sound so amazing now I want to go! She was telling me about the beach sand. I know it’s strange but we typically judge a beach by the sand and cleanliness. She said the beach up there surpasses Laguna Beach which made me really curious. Laguna is my #1 down here so I knew I had to put it on the list. She kept saying soft beach sand and I was convinced. I’ve never stopped here on the way to San Fran but I heard it’s really nice. We’ll either go to Lake Powell or come here. Is it sad to say I pick here instead? 🙂 It’s closer and we’ll be going to the beach! I’m hoping we can rent a house within walking distance of the beach.
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#3: Hershey, PA – My best friend and I are travel junkies. Since she moved to Nebraska, I’ve been scheming up ways for us to get together. I went to visit her in Nebraska last September and she came to California in December. However, she might be PCSing to Japan with her hubby at the end of this year. I was planning on visiting her again in Nebraska in the spring but since she might be going to Japan, I thought I’d visit her there instead. So now we’re going to Hershey, PA. Mainly for the chocolate. I’ve been dying to see Chocolate World and Hershey Park. I know, I know, I’m a 5 year old at heart. I’m not going to lie, I love me a good Kit Kat bar. Actually…come to think of it, I’ve never had a bad Kit Kat bar. Anyway, they also have a chocolate spa. We’re completely sold and definitely going after summer. Strangely enough, I heard of Hershey, PA while watching the HBO series Band of Brothers because of Major Winters. I might have to bring an extra suitcase just to fit all my goodies.
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And for the honorable mentions that almost made the list..
#1: New Orleans, LA – I love NOLA’s atmosphere. I love oysters…and cajun food. I was drooling when I looked at the food scene. I wasn’t sold on the super expensive hotels. If I were to go I’d at least stay for a week and it costs about a grand just for the hotel stay. Not within my budget.
#2: Washington, DC – This has been on my travel list for a long time. I want to go see all the monuments and soak in the atmosphere of Capitol Hill. However, like NOLA it’s just way too expensive for my budget right now. It would take me at least two weeks minimum to see everything I want to see.
#3: Charleston, SC – My sister likes places that are considered “quaint” and she’s into the bed and breakfast thing. I’m not much for that because I think my taste is a little too luxurious sometimes but I humor her. She wants a bed and breakfast AND a rodeo. Do they have rodeos in Charleston? If so where are they? Help a girl out because she said it’s my job to research so I need to add it to the list. I just want the shrimp and grits.

The list for 2016? You had better believe NOLA will be on there. And in addition to NOLA, Hawaii will be on there and possibly the Cayman Islands and/or Washington, DC. I have two must haves for vacay: one is the beach, two is the food. Everything else is secondary. I’m so excited! Oh and who got hired? This girl! 🙂 I’m truly blessed with all the opportunities that I have been given. Nothing but good vibes today!

**All pictures courtesy of Yahoo! Images.

Fail Sweetly,

Daily Musings

What kind of music do you listen to? I used to listen to mostly r&b, pop, and sometimes a little country, classical, and rap. Now I just listen to country and pop. My workplace has got me hooked on oldies that were popular during WW2 and Korea. I always have songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band or How I Hate to Get Up In The Morning stuck in my head. One of my favorites is My Wild Irish Rose. I also like America (my country tis of thee) and My Bonnie. I remember singing some of those songs back when I was in preschool and kindergarten but I doubt they sing those songs now. America has been stuck in my head for the longest. I could actually sing it in my head while I’m typing this.

In other news, I’m going on vacation! FINALLY! Now, my parents have never been big on taking us on vacation as kids. We just didn’t have the money to do it. My dad considers a day in San Francisco as a vacation. I used to go to San Francisco every year for spring break. Aside from SF, Hong Kong, and Las Vegas, I really haven’t been anywhere. I only count SF because the drive is so long (6-8 hours). My sister and I are going on a much needed vacation at the end of August and we’re still deciding on which place to go. I love my beaches so naturally I chose Catalina Island. It looks so beautiful!
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She’s more into nature and such so she chose Lake Powell, AZ.
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As of right now, Lake Powell is winning. It does look pretty awesome and I could always go to Catalina any time since it’s in California. I guess I’m on a vacation streak because after Arizona will be Nebraska. Nebraska won’t really be a vacation…it’s more of visiting a friend.
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It’ll be such a culture shocker going from Arizona to Nebraska but hey, I can add those two places to my traveled list. Hopefully Catalind Island can be one of them. I’m still saving up a trip for Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. They are at the top of my must travel list. Hawaii’s next.

Pictures courtesy of Google.

Fail Sweetly,