Thursday, March 3, 2011
I love travel planning! This is not a big trip, not one of those three to four week European road trips, that take weeks of planning. This is just a little road trip, but it's exciting just the same. We will be going to Colorado in April for granddaughter Irene's birthday, which is the Sunday before Easter. The following Friday we will all go to a soccer match, Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids. The kids have requested that we stay for Easter, so we will. We will fly home late Easter Sunday night. The week in between everybody will be going to school and work, so we are going to rent a car and take a little road trip into Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska. Well be out four days, three nights. This is all new territory for us. We've been studying maps, brochures Jill sent us, and the Internet. I think we have an itinerary. The next step will be to make reservations. We will see Devil's Tower, The Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments, The Black Hills and Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site, Chimney, Courthouse and Jail Rocks on the Oregon Trail, Carhenge, and Scottsbluff National Monument. As you can tell, we go for natural and historical features and national parks and monuments. We haven't taken any trips for over a year. We've been concentrating on home improvement projects, and I've been working on getting my body back to where I can walk all day again. This will be a good start. I can tell I'm getting the travel itch again.