Tuesday, June 14, 2011

21 Day Summer Challenge Day 5

Today's Topic: Summer Vacation

We don't really do a summer vacation because that is when my husband is super busy at work in his field season.  If we do summer trips it's more out of necessity than pleasure.  This summer we are taking a mini trip back to Colorado to see Soundgarden at Red Rock's Amphitheater because that is when they are touring and it is Dustin's Father's Day gift request.  The last two summers we took mini trips back to Iowa for Dustin's nephews high school graduation parties.  Let me tell you, it is MISERABLE to visit Iowa in May and/or June, my southwestern lizard skin cannot handle the humidity and heat back there!

We have been taking a real vacation to commemorate our anniversary every year since we got married, which is in October.
  • 1st: Estes Park, Colorado where we stayed at the historic Stanley Hotel and visited Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • 2nd: Moab, Utah where we visited Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
  • 3rd: Durango, Colorado and visited Mesa Verde and took a trip on the Durango-Silverton Railroad.
  • 4th: Colorado to purchase a truck and visit family. (Ok so maybe this one didn't count as a real vacation!)
  • 5th: San Francisco, California and road trip up to Vina to see some friends from college and back along the coast and by way of Armstrong Redwood Forest.
For our sixth we are planning to go to San Diego, California to go to the Zoo and Sea World.  That is unless we move and then we might consider Yellowstone National Park.


  1. Sounds like you do get to see the counrty side though. Your #1 in the Rocky's sounds wonderful. I love the mountains.

  2. have fun on your trips.. my husband has off season work also. that is why went some place in April..

  3. When I was a teenager we went Mesa verde and rode the train. It was a fun trip. It's such beautiful country! I am really hoping to go San Fran this summer!!


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