The past several years we have been so broke the only times we took trips was with our parents (on their dime–we LOVE our generous parents!) or by charging things (never ever again! debt free, ftw!). Now, we are financially stable, I think for the first time in our lives, and we aren’t going to sit around missing out on all the great places we want to visit.
We have declared this summer “The Summer of Adventures.” Today we planned just one, of hopefully many, such adventures, using our McMenamin’s passport to help guide us. That, and the fact that we are ashamed to say we have never been to Crater Lake. And I won’t even have to use vacation time! Woot!
The first stop will be the Hotel Oregon in McMinville for lunch and passport stamps. Then we’ll head to Lincoln City for a beach walk and more McMenamins before traveling to Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park to camp for the night. Site is already reserved! The next morning we’ll eat and break camp and head right to Crater Lake National Park for a day of hiking and exploring. We’ll then head back to Roseburg to stay the night and have more McMenamins. The next day, Monday, we’ll jet up I-5, hitting every McMenamins on the way to get our passport book filled up. We’ll arrive home late that night exhausted and, no doubt, full (and hopefully with a growler of Ruby).
I’m SO excited to have something like this to look forward to! It’s my carrot for finishing the race (which in this case might be SRP, which will be about 50% over by then!).
What is your carrot?