First, let me say thank you for all of the suggestions. Just hearing your stories about the Pacific North West had me bursting at the seams, pulling out maps and travel brochures like they were going out of style. I even hopped on a few camping websites to see if we could snatch up a new (and larger) tent! Not that I don't mind snuggling up to Hubs in the tight quarters of our perfectly good, perfectly teensy two person tent, but I'm much more of a six-person-tent-for-two-people kinda gal. Alright, alright. Case in point? Hubs and I will definitely be touring the Washington/Oregon area, however it will not be this July.
Second, I'll be taking down the Vacation Poll you see there on your right hand side, since Hubs and I have officially booked our vacation just a few moments ago. The winner of the poll? Chucktown, South Carolina. I am dying to experience all that Charleston has to offer and Hubs and I will be planning a trip there later this Fall. I totally missed the bandwagon, as Hubs was parked down there for a work project for just under a year and I never once made the trip down to visit. Shame on me, I know.
So, where to? You're not going to believe me. And it was completely and utterly Hub's idea. Come the first week of July, we'll be packing our suitcases full of bathing suits and flip flops and jumping on a plane headed here:
The sunny islands of Turks & Caicos.
It wasn't an easy decision. There's been a lot of saving in the M household lately, what with the future purchases of a new car and a new house leading the charge, therefore, we didn't intend on splurging on the first of two summer vacations. But after some careful consideration, we realized the next opportunity we may have to see the beautiful islands of Turks, may not be until we're 50 and the kids are off to college and there's one less Sheepie running around the house. We also have been toying with the notion that this may be our last year of traveling sans.. you know.. baby. (Eeeek!) Hence, we decided to make this, our summer vacation, worthwhile.
And I thought I was on a budget before? Sheesh.. I best be saving all of my pretty little pennies now! But it will be so-o-o worth it. Turks and Caicos, here we come!