The other night I woke up at 2:20 and just could not fall back asleep! So around 3:30, I got up, poured and iced coffee, and sat at the island in my kitchen and started vacation planning.
Note: I saw two thousand leggers scurry through my kitchen! IT WAS TERRIBLE! They went under the oven.
This year, Paul and I are thinking about doing vacations closer to home. Living in Pennsylvania, there are not only lots awesome places to do day trips (Baltimore, Philly, DC, Pittsburgh, NYC) but there are also lots of places that are a 6-10 hour drive that would be good for a 4-5 day trip.
Driving to our destinations will save us a lot of money. Plane tickets and rentals cars cost A LOT when we go to Colorado and California. It's worth it, but it's expensive!
My ideas for this summer is 4-5 days in Cape Cod and 4-5 days in The Great Smoky Mountains! I don't know much about either place, so I am doing a ton of research.
Look what I came across while I was looking for places to stay in Tennessee...
Wow, dreams really do come true!
While we are in Tennessee, I want to do lots of outdoor activities and I want to go to Dollywood. I'm also looking for places to stop on our ride down. So far, I was thinking a night in Charlottesville because we really want to tour Monticello.
I wish Nashville was closer to the Gatlinburg Area, but it's not. Oh well, we will have to go to Nashville some other time!
Any tips for visiting Cape Cod or The Smokies?
Are there any good vacation spots that are less than a 10 hour drive for you?