A girl can dream…
Despite having no disposable income, there are a few places we are planning on visiting this year (taking advantage of my new-found freedom from being on-call).
1. LA. Paul has friends there. I have a friend in Santa Barbara. We are planning a long weekend sometime this spring. Despite having lived in California my entire life, I’ve never been to LA, so it should be interesting. I hesitate to say fun, because I have a natural dislike of LA, being from the North and all.
And yet I’m excited to go. And I’m pretty sure we’ll make fun.
2. Tucson. This is a for sure. We’re going next month for Paul’s birthday and to see his family, since we didn’t see them around the holidays. Since we spent the entire last trip doing wedding stuff, it should be fun to be there in a more relaxed setting.
And now we go into fantasy mode….
I’d love to go back to the east coast someday soon. I’ve been to New York once, and that’s the extent of it. Since Paul has obviously spent more time there, I think it’s only fair that he show me around. Maybe we wouldn’t go to New York, but to somewhere east of say…Colorado.
Actually Colorado is another place on my list. A whole southwest road trip ending up in Colorado to visit my great-grandma would be wonderful. Someone mentioned Animal Dreams to me today and I was reminded that the last time I was in the southwest was about…15 years ago. And my parents were reading Animal Dreams as we drove around the country described in the book (which is one of my favorites now).
I’d also really love to do a short trip up to Portland in an effort to convince Paul that we could temporarily live there if it became necessary for education purposes. He’s afraid of the rain.
My third super fantasy involves a Europe trip to visit the crazy Scots we met while in Argentina, Sweden because it’s Sweden, and France-Italy-Spain for the food.
Maybe that won’t all fit in 2009. But 2009/2010? And a loan from a fairy godmother?