Summer and Beyond Travel Queue

I haven’t posted much the last few days (okay, so it's only been one day) because all my spare computer time has been spent searching for hotels in opposite corners of the United States and finding information on Costa Rica for a vacation presentation coming up this weekend! Oh boy, do I have travel plans! I’ve already talked about my Summer Knitting Queue. Behold, my Summer and Beyond Travel Queue!

First up, a trip to New Ulm, MN to enjoy all things German and tour the Schell Brewery. This may be only a day trip, but we may camp overnight at Flandreau State Park. The plans are still brewing…hahahaha! Get it?

Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to visit Wisconsin Rapids to visit my 96-year old grandpa. My dad and step-mom were there recently. He lives in a retirement trailer-home community, and when bad weather struck, they all sought shelter in the rec center. Grandpa was not worried…he just wished he had brought some beer.

I know what you are thinking now. New Ulm and Wisconsin Rapids? What the heck kind of summer travel plans are those? Well, it gets better. Lots better.

In August, we are heading to the northwest, Seattle and Vancouver to be exact! Squueeee! I'm so excited. I've never been to that part of the country. D’s sister is getting married at Deception State Park, so we are making a long weekend of it. Why Vancouver? Why, to use my newly acquired passport!

Then, a mere six weeks later, I am being sent to Disney World…for work! I kid you not…I’ll be attending the Disney Institute with two co-workers. Even better, I'll be sticking around after the work is over to spend the weekend at Disney World. Saving the best for last, this means I will be at DisneyWorld on my birthday!

As if that weren’t enough, there is a good possibility I’ll be going to Costa Rica or Ireland in the Fall. Back in March, D and I had dinner with some friends and the conversation turned to travel. The end result is that I am putting together a presentation on Costa Rica, and another friend is doing a presentation on Ireland. This weekend we will do our presentations and then vote on the trip of choice. I'll let you know the results on Monday.

So, those are just a few of the things I have to look forward to this summer and in to the fall. How about all of you? What are you looking forward to this summer?


Anonymous said…
Your grandfather clearly has his priorities in order.

Sounds like you've got an exciting summer coming up. When will you be in Seattle? If it's towards the end of July/beginning of August, we may run in to each other in the LYSs. ;-) My in-laws live in northern WA and we'll be starting our trip where my husband grew up outside of Seattle. I've been there several times and it's gorgeous out there. Our other summer trip in August will be to Indiana--not a hotbed of activity where we're going, but since it's to see my niece for her 1st birthday, it's at the top of my list.

Enjoy your travel!
Annette Millard said…
What a fun blog! Hey while you're in the Seattle area, find a Pacific Fabrics & Crafts store. We actually carry a great selection of top notch yarns as well as wonderful fabrics. You can find locations on our web site at Also, cruise down Whidbey Island and stop in at the yarn shop in Coupeville. It's a darling shop with fabulous yarns and really helpful, friendly people. They have a pattern they've written for little birds made out of fingering weight yarn that is just too cute! Have fun!
Oh Ja I've been to New Ulm, youbetcha! You will love Seattle, it's amazing, one of the most unique American cities ever. You have a great summer ahead of you!

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