Friday, April 15, 2011

Working on the Bucket List

When I put together our Baby Bucket List, the first thing on our list was travel. Seeing new places, and experiencing new things togther is a priority of ours, so even on our limited pharmacyschoolcostsabuttload budget, we've traveled. The most exotic place we've been was St. Lucia for our honeymoon, which was our wedding gift from my in-laws. Loved it. Gorgeous, relaxing, delicious- loved it. In the 3.5 years since then, we've also visited San Antonio, TX, Pagosa Springs, CO, and Atlanta, GA. These trips were tons of fun and fairly budget friendly.

We took a 3 day weekend in TX, pricelined our hotel, and road tripped it down in my car. We stayed on the Riverwalk, ate at delicious restaurants, saw the Alamo, and visited Mission San Jose. This trip began our love affair with books on cd while traveling.

Pagosa Springs was also a road trip, shared with some of my family, and we got an awesome deal on the condo we stayed at through some work connections of my brother's. We skied for 4 days, packed lunches, cooked dinners at the condo, and had a ball. It was my first time skiing since a bad experience when I was about 5 and I loved it. Hubby was happy because he loves to ski and knew this meant there would be more ski trips in our future.

We flew to Atlanta, but we drove to the cheapest airport, and stayed with family there as well. We saw the Coca Cola Factory, the Georgia Aquarium (amazing), and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. We also ate at some of the best restaurants I've ever tried (eating is usually my favorite part of every trip).

A few days ago, we booked what will (hopefully) be our last pre-baby getaway! We're visiting Washington DC in May before Husband's rotations start! We got a good deal on tickets out of the town where my aunt lives, so she's going to take us to the airport and drop us off. We are staying with some friends of ours in Alexandria, and plan to hit up as many free places as possible. We already have on our list the White House, Smithsonian, National Mall, and Mt. Vernon. If you've been to DC, what else should we plan to do?

1 comment:

  1. We booked a cheap-o trip to KC for the brief period of time between finals and rotations in May. Very excited! Glad you guys get to travel some, too.

    (And speaking of rotations, for some reason I'm waiting on pins and needles to find out where Russell's been placed! Thought they were supposed to find out today. I realize it doesn't actually matter in the long run for the most part...I just want to know!) ;)