Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My travel list

I made a list of all the places I wanted to visit in my lifetime years ago. I have slowly made a visit to some of these places. I wanted to share.

Alaska - I went here several years ago. I actually got a chance to see the Iditarod. It was so cool! I loved it. I also got a chance to ski and go snowshoeing. I also took a cruise to see Orcas, sea lions and sea otters. Really cool.

Africa - haven't done - I want to go on an African Safari. Especially in the Kenya region. I want to go for three weeks minimum.

Spain - I actually went to Spain with my ski club. It was fun. I went skiing, stayed in Grenada, Costa del Sol and Madrid. I even had a chance to visit Seville. I would love to go back and visit Barcelona and Ibiza! Party on!

All the Little House on the Prairie Home sites - O.K. I know this is a bit weird for most people but I enjoyed reading all of her books ( more than five times each). If you have never read any of these books please do. I enjoy the fact the simple things in life made them very happy. I have visited two of the sites so far. Here is the list.

DeSmet, South Dakota - visited - I actually was able to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and the house Pa built in town. It was really nice.
Missouri - haven't visited
Burr Oak, Iowa - I found this one on the way to a canoe trip. It the one place she never wrote about in her stories. I think it was one of the worst times in her young life.
Pepin, Wisconsin - haven't visited

Niagara Falls - visited - I went here first in high school on a spring break trip. We arrived very early in the morning before day break and we couldn't see the falls because of a dense fog. By the time we left we were able to see the rapids and that was it.

Last month I was able to visit the US side of the falls and do a tour. On the tour was a ride on the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and more. I plan on going back this weekend and doing the Canadian side of the falls. It should be fun. It's more commercial on that side!

Japan - haven't visited - Actually my ski club is going for a ski trip with a side trip to China. I would love to go but money is an issue. I still need to get an air conditioner for my home! LOL!

New Orleans, Louisiana - I went to New Orleans once. I had a good time. I want to go again.

Orlando, Florida - I was in Orlando twice. I had a chance to visit Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the Magic Kingdom. I wanted to do more Disney parks but I didn't get a chance when I went the first time. However, the last week of this month I will be there and get a chance to do all the Disney Parks I never had a chance to visit.

Yellowstone National Park - haven't been there. I can't wait to go.

Glacier National Park - haven't been there

Mexico - haven't been - This wouldn't be just a beach trip for me. I want to go to the ruins and learn more about the culture.

Costa Rica - haven't been - I want to hike in Arenal and do some whitewater rafting. The parasite issue scares me terribly.

Brazil - haven't been

Toronto, Canada - I went in high school for two days. It was nice. I want to go back again and see more.

Aspen, Colorado - I went two and a half years ago. It was right after my Dad died. I wasn't in my best place and I couldn't have a good time. I bought new ski boots and they were killing my feet. I also was there with a real pain in the ass and I will never go on a trip with her again! LOL! I will go back one day.

Wisconsin Dells - I live in the Chicagoland area and I have never visited Wisconsin Dells in the summer. I have been in the winter and if you know anything about the dells you know its closed down after the summer. Many of my friends went and had a good time. I always wanted to go. One summer!

Maine - I would love to go in the fall to see the beautiful colors

Switzerland - haven't been. My ski club has gone several times. I want to ski here and buy wine and cheese! LOL!

Nashville, Tennesee - haven't been - I want to go to Opryland.

Disneyland, California - haven't been - I still have some repressed issues from childhood I guess

Grand Canyon - I went twice. Once I did a day tour from Las Vegas to an Indian Reservation on the western side of the Grand Canyon. It was nice. The second time I went I flew into Phoenix and drove to Flagstaff and stayed at a hostel. It was fun. I met some wonderful people I kept in touch with for some time. I drove up to the Grand Canyon and spent the day roaming around enjoying the views. It was absolutely surreal! I would love to go back to do the northern section next. I also got a chance to visit Sedona and several state parks.

San Diego, California - haven't been - I want to go to the zoo, Seaworld and Tiawana!

I also want to visit all 50 states. I have visited most but I really want to visit them all and do at least one state park and one city in each. I will make a list of the ones I have visited.

Great Smoky Mountains - haven't visited

Savannah, Georgia - haven't visited

That's all I remember. I don't have the list readily available with me. That's the way it always goes.

I hope you all have lists of some travel goals. It's fun to think about places and things you can do. I hope you make a list if you don't have one.



Adrienne said...

Wow, what a great list!

PAJNSTL said...

You don't play with your travel, huh?! LOL
I want to do all 50 states, jamaica, bahamas, puerto rico, guam, italy, and australia.
I've been to 10 states, 25 cities, and cozumel, mexico. So I still have quite a way to go!
I may have to still some of your places though.

Virtuous said...

Yep you gotta write your list! And make it SO!

I loved watching "Little House on the Prairie Home" growing up!! :o) I heard where they filmed in CA part of that area caught on fire!

And girl I am from Racine, WI and we went to Wisconsin Dells all the time!! So I was shocked that was on your list!! Haha! :o)

KimT said...

what a list! I dig the Little house series as well. I love the simpler times. Hey, I even tried to make the maple snow candy that they made in the winter. Hey, it worked.

Sheila said...

That is a sure fire list... now if I can get past hating to travel... I could probably make a travel