Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Places I Hope to Visit This Year

Check out Kit's blog to see more about the New Year blog challenge!

Day 5: Places You Hope to Go this Year

We are hoping to take several trips this year.  We had hoped to take a cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary, but when we started looking at them, most of them were already booked.  I guess you have to plan really far in advance for cruises especially if you are not able to be flexible with travel dates.

I love planning trips and then having them to look forward to in the future!

We are planning a family vacation for this summer and have decided to go to Colorado.  I have never been before and hear it is beautiful.  One of my husband's favorite vacations as a child was to Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak, so of course this beautiful area is on the agenda.

 Colorado Springs.  Beautiful, plus there is a lot to do.

A view of Pikes Peak.  Breathtaking!

We plan on visiting Denver, Pueblo, and the Royal Gorge too.

I'm excited for this trip! 

The Hubs and I are also planning on taking a romantic, long weekend getaway to one of our favorite places: The Texas Hill country.  We are way up north in the Texas Panhandle, so it is completely different in terms of geography and climate.  I absolutely love Fredericksburg, TX and would actually consider moving there if the opportunity arose.

I'm very much looking forward to a getaway with my Mr. for some much needed alone time!

We love New Mexico and go there every year.  We are planning to take a trip to Albuquerque in October for the Balloon Fiesta.

Beautiful Albuquerque.

Balloon Fiesta.  So neat!  We've been before and loved it!

Since Santa Fe is just about an hour away, we'll probably go there too.  I love Santa Fe.  So much shopping and beautiful scenery.  I have bought some really beautiful jewelry from Santa Fe. 

We will probably head down to Lubbock, TX this fall to pick apples HERE.  It's only a couple of hours away, so it would most likely be a day trip. 

These are a few trips we are planning to take this year, Lord willing.  There is nothing better than having some fun trips planned!


Kristy said...

They all sound wonderful! Hope you have a fantastic time :)

Emily said...

All of those places and things to do sound wonderful! I wish I had that many things on my agenda, you've really been thinking ahead! :) Have fun on all your trips!

Bre said...

Don't forget that we moved back to TX from NM so we can give you some yummy places to eat in both ABQ and SF I loved going to balloon fiesta

star said...

All these places look amazing, especially Colorado! Have fun!!

Kalina said...

Oh my gosh Lisa you will love Colorado! I have been multiple times because my aunt lives there and it is absolutely gorgeous! The last time I went to Colorado which was two summers ago, the family and I went white water rafting at Royal Gorge. It was a blast! Now I wouldn't recommend it for smaller children but they still offer lots of different activities for every age. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Kit said...

All of those places sound wonderful! Have fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've never been to Colorado, but it looks gorgeous!! And that hot air balloon picture for NM looks great!! Have fun this year :)

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...
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Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I definitely think Colorado is a must! I have never been, but I hear it is beautiful. :) Just found you through the link up, and so glad I did. Cruises can definitely be hard to book because the dates are really hard to match, but they are worth it! Happy 10 years with your husband, that is wonderful!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

I want to come too!

I will just have to live through your post and pictures.