January 07, 2011

2011 Travels

I am looking forward to 3 really cool trips this Spring. I travel so much for work (it seems although it really isn't much at all!) that I am excited to pack a suitcase without business clothes!

In February for Valentine's Day we are staying at the historic Adolphus Hotel. I won a free night almost a year ago and we are going to use it! I can't let something so beautiful and generous expire.
This is one of the hotel dining rooms- so pretty.
To complement the fragility of the hotel, we are seeing a Dallas Stars game. ha! I also won 4 tickets to a game, so we are meeting up with Marcus' cousin and his wife to see the game. I love sports, but know very little about hockey. They used to have season tickets, so they'll be teaching us. We are 4th row behind the "dug out" of hockey, what ever that is called!
In April, a few weeks after my birthday, we are going to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate. I have always wanted to visit Georgia and the Carolinas. I have to be in Charleston for a few days for work, so we are extending that trip to stay in Savannah. I look forward to eating at Paula Deen's restaurant, seeing historic homes, and sipping sweet tea on a front porch.
And, if it couldn't get any better, I am saving my money and going to Switzerland in late Spring with my girlfriend, Andrea, to visit our friend Mary. She lives in Lausanne in the French Alps.
We are going after the snow melts and hoping to fly in or out or France or Italy to see an extra site while we are there. We've talked about Paris and Milan. Switzerland looks just beautiful and how exciting to have a transplanted native to help us.
About 2 months ago, I opened a savings account that removes an extra $1 from my checking account each time I use my debit card and places it in my Swiss bank account (hehe). It is amazing how much money that generates that you don't necessarily feel. I'm excited to plan this trip and get away with a couple of great friends.

Don't worry about Marcus missing this one. He isn't interested in going to Europe, isn't willing to fly for long distances, and is planning his own guy trip for the Fall. We recognized we have only a few years to take our own vacations before Abby calls the travel shots. Disney is coming before we know it!

1 comment:

We are the Guerra's! said...

PARIS...hands down. I've only been once, and the week I spent there was not long enough. You and Andrea would both love it! Milan is lovely too, although I can't claim to have been there, so my vote is biased ;o) I'm so excited for your travels this spring and can't wait to read all about them when you get back!

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