I want to go to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. For the first time in five years, the ice on Lake Superior is so thick that you can walk to the caves and look what you’ll see when you get there:
I’ve looked it up on GoogleMaps and it’s a 10 hour drive. That’s not quite day trippable (even for me). In fact, it’s long enough that I’m not sure I could convince my family to make a weekend out of it. I’m seriously bummed. I wouldn’t mind going up there in the summer too for kayaking. Looks like I need to add two more trips to my list.
I want to go to Maine and hike and see whales and experience the Northeast. It’s my next big road trip plan and I’m quite sad that we don’t get to go this summer. Next year. Next year it needs to happen.
I want to go to St. Croix. It’s a place we haven’t been for years… probably 10 years actually… and I want to feel the equatorial heat and go snorkeling on hidden beaches and sit outside at Cheeseburgers in Paradise.
I want to go to Disneyland. Not Disney World (not that I’d turn down that trip mind you) but Disneyland. I want to cover every inch of Disneyland & California Adventure in the same day. And then I want to see the Pacific Ocean. And maybe drive to San Diego for the day while I’m out there.
I want to go to Chicago for a day and pretend I live in a big city (note: this is the most feasible of these wants). I want to walk crowded sidewalks and go to the Art Institute and eat lunch and go shopping and eat dinner at a fantastic restaurant.
I want to go somewhere south for Spring Break. I’m not talking so far south that we get to hang out on the beach. That would be lovely but definitely not in the budget. I would just like to go somewhere that feels like spring – even if we just get to go for a day or two. I have a trip in mind… just need to lay out a few plans, present the budget to my personal accountant (read: husband), and then hope for approval.
I think I’ve got cabin fever.