Friday, August 23, 2013

Sitting Still is Boring

Since having Bimmer, our travel style has been seriously cramped. So much so, that Puff and I are even negotiating on having Baby Dos in fear that another child will forbid us to ever go anywhere that's not within driving distance. Then I stumbled upon a blog... a blog of a mom, dad, and two kids. And those kids are under the age of 5 and have each been to 13 different countries.
Wowza... is it seriously possible? I needed to read more.
So, of course I'm now obsessed with her blog and reading her tips and how she does it. I've been on Pinterest pinning the crap out of photos of Iceland, Slovenia, and Norway. I've even been researching places to visit in Minnesota so I can pick up a new state. But while I was over on this new blog, I came across her page of "Where have I been?"
And I realized that I have been way more places than she has. (If she's listing them all, of course.)
Myrtle Beach Sunset
For those of you who know me well, you know that totally made me grin from the inside out.
I've probably already mentioned it before (OK, I know I have) but I have been to 30 countries/territories (She counts St. John & St. Thomas as two separate ones, but to me that's just the US Virgin Islands) and 44 states. And Bimmer is only a year old and has already been to 8 states. She's been to the beach and the mountains, the South and the Midwest. While it seems to me that we've been sitting on our ass not doing anything, already in the first 6 months of this year, I had been to Charleston, Atlanta, Gatlinburg, Hilton Head, and spent a week back in The Fort and the Midwest visiting family. Plus we have follow-up trips to Atlanta, Charleston and The Fort later this year, plus a trip to Georgia for our family vacation. No, it's not the Croatian coast, but I can't really be complaining.  
If you're a long time reader, you know I get these bugs up my butt about needing to recap where I've been. It's all just to make myself feel better about my seemingly lazy life. Yes, I do sometimes feel like I am never going anywhere or doing anything. In these instances, you are totally free to smack me in the head.
Rural Austria
On that note, I am off to research child friendly restaurants in Savannah and start pricing plane tickets for Bimmer's first air travel (if all goes as planned) for the spring!

1 comment:

The Fischer Family said...

Oh my gosh! I have the travel bug so bad right now!! I keep stalking TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet and planning these elaborate trips that we won't be able to take for like 20 years! We are going camping in Santa Claus, Indiana this weekend. I'm excited to go there and say I've been to Santa Claus! lol