I finally made the effort and updated my travel countdown page. It was starting to depress me seeing so few countdowns on the page for 2015. Last year I had my first trip in by the end of January. This year, we’re almost done with March and my first trip is still two weeks away.
That first trip should be fund though. I was planning my annual weekend with my Dad, and we were supposed to head out to Tucson to visit the Pima Air & Space Museum, tour the Boneyard (aka the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base), and see the Titan Missile Museum. Airfares weren’t great, however, and then my dad had a conflict, so that trip is shelved until later in the year.
I had a Southwest voucher I needed to use by May, however, so weekend with dad became a weekend for one. After agonizing over choices, I decided to head to Seattle to see friends. I’m pretty excited about the trip because I’m taking a day to head over to Victoria, British Columbia, via the Victoria Clipper ferry. Canada! And we all know that Canada means Tilley hats and poutine! Ok, maybe BC doesn’t scream poutine, but I did find a place there, Poutine 66, that gets favorable reviews despite not being in Quebec. So I’m game. I’m also planning to do a bit of shopping at the Tilley Endurables store. I can’t wait!
After that I have Microsoft Ignite 2015. It’s going to be a great week in Chicago with many of my IT and Microsoft friends, and it’s only 40 days away (according to the Ignite Countdown)!
The Dingler Reunion weekend is usually a fun weekend (albeit quiet), and then we get into some special stuff. D23 Expo in Anaheim means days of Disney content with time at Disneyland (tiki time at Trader Sam’s!) in August, Breeders’ Cup in October, and a cruise in December.
Those are all great, but hopefully I can fill in a few more weekends with additional getaways. If only I had more time to travel. Sadly the PowerBall jackpot continues to elude me, and I have yet to find anyone who wants to sponsor my travels, so it’s off to work for the time being.