I don't see a vacation in our future this summer. First of all, it's already July 8th and we don't have one planned. Secondly, school starts here August 19th and the summer is quickly passing. Thirdly, I kept waiting for CAT to take another rolling layoff and the July one has been cancelled and we don't know if one will be taken in August yet. The "thirdly" is a good thing but I was kind of hoping for a little family time. So that leads me to daydream about where I would go if we had the opportunity. There are so many places in the U.S. that I would love to see. Most of them would be much better when the kids are a little older. When I was growing up all, and I mean ALL, of our vacations centered around some kind of history lesson. We have an infamous story, really only funny to my immediate family, about our 17 hour trip from Seville, OH to Williamsburg, VA. It really should have only taken about 8 or 9 hours but we did side trips along the way to Appomattox Courthouse, Monticello (which we only saw the parking lot of) and the University of Virginia Rotunda building. We also did Jamestown and Washington D.C. on the same trip. I think you catch my drift on the history. My Dad is a history lover to say the least! My parents have twice been to the Abraham Lincoln library here in Illinois and loved it. I look forward to visiting it in the next few years when the kids will appreciate it a lot more.
Anyway, allow me to live vicariously through you...share with me your dream vacation location. Or share with me a place that didn't impress you very much. Then I can consider scratching it off my list!