|Yes that is a kayak!|
Ok, so now back to planning...I have an on going list that I keep of the places we (I) would like to visit. I would say 95% of the places are here in Virginia. Every now and then a place out of state ends up on my radar and I feel the need to write it down. It seems that for each one I get to cross off the list I somehow add two in it's place. I guess that is also what keeps us busy :-) And with each new year I rewrite my list with all the places we want to visit minus the ones we've gotten around to.
Some of the things are just local places I want to try out while other things will take longer to plan and actually get around to. And now looking at my bucket list and what I'm actually planning I realize the two lists don't really match. I have some things I'm planning that didn't make it on the paper list...they are just on the mental list. Visit ALL of the Virginia State Parks, run a race every month, try a new restaurant when we can...that type of thing stays on the Mental List.
So far this year I am planning a trip to Hampton for a 10 mile race this month, a trip to Hungry Mother State Park also this month, a camping trip to Douthat State Park in the summer, a couple hikes, a winery trip early fall, a bike trip on the Mt. Vernon trail and a few half marathons. My goal every year is to schedule an adventure every month. This year I want to add in a race once a month along with the adventure. I already know some months the adventure will be the trip for the race...win-win. I know a lot of people that plan beach trips every year or a big family vacation once a year....we tend to go for long weekends and the occasional week long trip that allows us to visit a couple places. That's how we roll.
Anyone planning anything exciting here in Virginia? I'd love to hear about it :-)