Usually my adventures occur with my family. In fact, I haven’t been on a trip by myself in 20+. That is all about to change. I am heading to California in March! I love to have “adventures” but I am not an adventurous person. I research the death out of a trip so that I am prepared. Knowing what is around every turn is my goal. I guess I turn adventures into experiences…. which in my mind, is just as wonderful! I have a feeling this trip will provide me with more authentic adventures and move me out of my control-freak comfort zone.
I grew up on a farm in a small town in Western New York and now we live in a rural county at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Los Angeles is bound to be a whole different world.
Normally, I travel with my husband and 3 teenagers. We like to visit friends and family while we travel but I HATE to impose on people. This trip not only am I majorly imposing on people, these poor people are relatives that I haven’t seen for over 30 years! My cousins graciously invited me into their homes for a nice long visit. I worry that…they won’t like me, I have weird habits/mannerisms that will drive them crazy, I will bore them. All sorts of insecurities that don’t normally come along with my vacations because my family has to put up with me, I belong to them!
My method of planning a vacation usually begins with figuring out what types of activities we want to do and then finding lodging near those parks/attractions. This time, I am choosing activities based on where I am staying.
Wish me (and especially my cousins) luck!