TOP 5 VACATION DESTINATIONS
1. Alberta/Rocky Mountains
My older brother lives in Alberta and I've been out a couple times, but not for over 10 years. DH and DD have never seen the Rockies, so I'd like to take them out some time soon. Probably this will wait a couple years until DD is older and might travel more easily on a plane. :) Pictured above is Moraine Lake.
2. Walt Disney World/Epcot
Almost 25 years ago I was in Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-Day and the celebrations. My younger brother would like us all to try and get there for the 75th anniversary (2019) and his 40th birthday which happen to be around the same time. I think DH and DD would get a lot out of the trip, and it will be easier to get around with them because DH is bilingual in French and English and by that time DD will have far surpassed my small amount of French.
I'm not sure what the scope of the trip will be, but it would be nice if I can get a month off work at that point and see a lot of the UK and some of Europe. I've never been to the UK or Ireland, although oddly my parents are vacationing in Ireland this year. That would be about 2 years away, so there's a good chance I'll at least be able to get a couple weeks. Maybe DH and DD can stay longer? We'll see how it plays out when we start planning next year.
4. Quebec City
I've never been to Quebec City and we live somewhat close to it (4+ hours drive) so it would be nice to go up for a few days or long weekend at some point. DH has been, but not in years and wasn't favourably impressed. However, I think he was a teenager and it's hard to impress teenage boys with beautiful scenery, etc. The challenge will be deciding when to go, for the Ice Festival in winter? Or for the cooler weather in summer?
5. Parc Safari
This is a neat little zoo type area where you can drive around and feed the animals. There are various types of antelopes, deer, cows, bison, etc to feed and there are also other animals to see, elephants, a rhino, tigers, lions, wolves, bears, in separate enclosures to walk around. They also have a water park, so that would be fun for DD. I hope we make it there this year, because we didn't last year.
I hope you enjoyed my list and Happy Stitching!