It’s been a long morning. I won’t go into details but it’s been the longest morning I’ve had in a long time. I’d say Izzy feels the same way too. I had another post ready for today but decided that I’d go with something a little more cheerful.
Every summer, Micah and I do a trip. In the beginning, when we were not as well off, it was usually a week long road trip somewhere. Lately, because of the travel budget and lots of miles, we have been able to go on longer trips off the continent. Right now we have enough miles saved to pretty much fly ourselves (both of us) anywhere in the world. Of course, in order to use the miles, we have to book soon.
I can take about 3 weeks off and Micah is free all summer. We were talking about it, and here are a few options we’ve been throwing around.
I went to Thailand when I was 3 years old and all I remember of it was the floating markets and a temple with some scary golden soldier statues with ruby eyes. I was three remember? My Mom’s oldest friend is a professor at the University of Bangkok. He actually baptized me (when he was priest) and he’s my last link to my grandparents (beside my Mom). I’d love for him to meet Micah. He couldn’t make it to the wedding because the flight to Seattle was too long for him. He promises to take us around to some great off the beaten path spots.
Guatemala was actually a contender for our honeymoon destination. I really wanted to go and now can’t remember why we didn’t pick it. I really want to check out more of Central America since I’ve only been to Costa Rica. Micah has never been to Central America at all. I’ve also been thinking about Honduras too.
Micah’s parents went to Turkey this summer and could only say great things about it. Again, we’ve both always wanted to go. If we picked Turkey, we’d have to do it as soon as he is out of school since it get HOT there in the summer.
When I was finishing college, I worked for Holland America selling cruises. Ever since then, I’ve really wanted to go on two cruises, Alaska and the New England/Eastern Canada one. The Alaska cruise is totally doable for us since most Alaska cruises leave from Seattle. Maybe we can tack on a week exploring Anchorage and checking out Denali National Park. We wouldn’t have to use miles for this trip and since it would be shorter, we could take another small trip in the fall.
I don’t mean the whole continent, I just don’t know where. Part of me wants Micah to see Zambia, Malawi or Ethiopia since I’ve spent so much time in those countries over the last 4 years, and part of me wants to go somewhere new like Ghana, Tunisia, Uganda, or South Africa. Tanzania and Zanzibar would be awesome too. I’d try and tie in a personal trip with a business trip but I’d never get enough notice to make that happen.
I’d love to do Portugal and Spain or even Scandinavia (I’ve been but not Micah) but we did Europe (or at least Italy) this year, so it would be nice to head somewhere different next year. So, what do you think? Where would you go? Is there anywhere you’d add to the list. We’re trying to avoid places that will be SUPER hot.