Maybe the title should be called "Places I can afford to visit this summer..." Hahaha! You are not going to see Hawaii, Europe, or Alaska on this list, even though I would rather go to those places than anywhere I am going to talk about today! I believe this is going to be more of a "practical" vacation year for us. Last summer's trip was was one of the best experiences of my life, but this year, we want to keep it simple. Here is what I am thinking about!
Salem & Plymouth
I recently listened to podcasts on the Salem Witch Trials and Plymouth. Learning about these two places made me very interested in visiting. They are only about six hours away, which is not that far at all.
New York City is directly on the way to Salem and Plymouth, so I thought it would be cool to spend a night there on the way up. Paul could go to a metal show and I could go to a musical! It has been a long time since I have been to NYC.
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, MA
I have wanted to visit the Lizzie Borden House for several years now. I am fascinated with the case and have read several books on the topic. I definitely have my opinion on what happened that day... and if you care to know what I think, I can devote a blog post to the topic!
I went to Charlottesville when I was 19 to visit a friend who was going to school there. I would really love to go back because I think I would appreciate it much more! Also, I would love to visit Monticello because everyone says the tour is so cool! It may be better to wait until fall to visit since it will be even more beautiful in the fall.
We just love Colorado so much, and even though we have been there two summers in a row, we want to go back because there is more to see! This trip, we want to spend more time in Boulder as well as visit Rocky Mountain National Park.
Luckily, it is not that expensive to fly to Denver and we can pick the cheapest days due to me having off work in the summer.
Is it too early to think about summer vacation, or are you dreaming like I am!?