I was doing so well with the posting for a little while there…and then I got busy (read: lazy). Another semester has come and gone, and I’m already in the middle of another. Hopefully at this time next year I will be drawing near to graduating – December 2012 is my goal.
But this blog is not about school. It’s about traveling.
This year, we skipped our annual Memorial Day trip. We just had a patio put in, so we decided to be frugal and spend the weekend doing yardwork. It’s definitely strange: last year we went to Pittsburgh; the year before, San Francisco; and the year before that, Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. We slept in a wigwam there – but that is a topic for another blog post.
At any rate, I’m definitely getting the travel itch again. Luckily, I’ve planned a wine weekend on the Leelanau Peninsula with some girlfriends. It will be a much-needed break, but not the traveling time with my husband that I’ve gotten used to.
I realize this is somewhat rambly, but bear with me, I do have a point. And it is this: once I graduate, we intend to move. I have lived in Michigan almost all my life, and while the Mitten State certainly does have its charms, I’m ready for new horizons. Unfortunately, the only places it seems possible for us to agree on (I love the hot-muggy-sticky summer, he is more inclined towards mountains of snow) are somewhere in North Carolina, or the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been to NC once but not with the intent of moving there, and I’ve never been to Washington or Oregon. We are thinking of taking a trip this fall to investigate one of these locations. My questions for any readers are as follows:
1. Where would you go, and why?
2. Have you ever scoped out a potential new neighborhood? If so, how do you go about it?
3. Any other tips about either location, or other similar locations that we have not thought of are welcome.
P.S. New England is out as is NOLA ( )
I can’t wait to see where our next adventure takes us!
OH wait…I forgot…it’s London