Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 Day You Challenge - Day Five :)


Day 5 - 6 Places

1.  DESTIN!!!!!!!

If you have been around here for a while it will come as no surprise that this is on my list.  The picture posted above is from when we went in 2010.  It was the trip that made us truly fall in love with Destin.  

This place is just perfect for our family.  The beaches are absolutely beautiful...the sand is clean, the water is a gorgeous blue and they are not over crowded.  We love the condo where we stay because it is so quiet, the pool area is never crowded, and it's in a convenient location to a lot of the sights that we like to see (and the Outlet Mall!)

Our time in Destin is our time to connect as a family, not have to hit snooze on an alarm because no alarms are set, swim until we are too tired to swim anymore, eat fabulous food, and just relax.

We are kind of sad as it looks like we may not be able to go next year...sniff.  But that just means that we will have to really live it up in 2013!

2.  There's no place like Home :)

While I enjoy getting out to do things, I also love being at home.  It is comfortable for me... familiar.  

3.  Chicago...my kind of town

Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit.  One of my favorite movies, Love Jones, is set in Chicago.  There is so much to do, yummy food, and one of my dearest friends lives there.  I don't get to visit as often as I would like, but I cherish the time that I have been able to visit.  

One of my favorite sights there is Buckingham Fountain...there's just something about it.  I love when it's all lit up at night...beautiful.  And of course when I'm there I must have my favorite pizza...Giordano's.

4.  California

Here's another place that I have visited a few times but have not been in a while.  I enjoyed my time in Los Angeles and the one time I visited San Diego I fell in love (Sea World San Diego is a place I must visit again).

I have family in LA and would really like to get Rondell and the kids out there to see the West Coast.

5.  Arizona, Colorado, & New Mexico

These are three states are are high on my list to visit.  One dream is to rent an RV and travel west for a few weeks.  The other dream is for Rondell and I to take a trip to Arizona for a nice kid-free getaway (I may have to start planning this).

6.  The Pool.

I love to go to the pool whether it is alone or with my kids.  I adore the refreshing feeling of swimming and then sitting in the sun to dry off.  I love sitting by the pool reading a book with my feet dangling in the water.

Now if I just had the funds to put on in my backyard...one day :)

**In addition to linking to Stephanie, I am also linking to my blog buddy Becca's party:

4 comments:

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

We loved San Diego too. Sea World is the best!! :) And I know how much you love Destin ;) We would love to go back to Hawaii one day. But it seems like anymore we only have money for the basics and little tiny extras. Not big trips :( Someday.

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

I learned this summer just how wonderful Destin is. And we will be going back too!!

Thanks so so much for linking up 0 it means the world to me!

~Becca

Jen said...

I want to dive into that gorgeous, gorgeous picture! (Where are all the people??) Wish Destin were a little closer, I've heard wonderful things - hope you get to go in 2013!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

You should totally plan an rv trip for this summer...you could meet us at the Grand Canyon! I really want to visit Hawaii one day, but I will have to settle for Cali next summer!