Well, hello! Long intended hiatus.....and it was full, busy, stressful, not stressful, lots of travel, lots of changes. For one, I had teenagers five years ago. Three of them. And now in just a few weeks I will have a grandchild that's no longer a teen. Sigh. My roots will attest to these very things. I digress. It hasn't been that long ago that my spouse and I realized we are in the short strokes of our working years, and whatever shall we do with good retirement planning and two incomes? We love, LOVE to travel...so, travel, naturally! Of course we both love Colorado and we have both had some good trips out in the last five years, both with kids and without. And there are good trips planned for the future. Spousal unit will start section-hiking the CDT this summer and I will have two trips there over summer/fall for general merriment and mayhem with friends. BUT...... There is one place I have long wanted to travel to, a country I have read about since I was a
Our family goes to a small town in Central Colorado every other summer for a week or so. Typically our stays are about five or six days, with two days of travel on either side. This summer's trip will be a full week "in country", our longest yet. And all the "there" time is in the same cabin, another first. So, we're in full-on shopping/packing/planning mode at the moment. Toiletries are taken care of for the family, the kids are starting to think about what they're packing and Jim should be at least a little packed from just coming back from his solo trip to CO, just this last week. I think I have mostly every thing I need, now it's to organize and plan/pack. The plan looks great in my head, no guesses as to actual practice.