Last week Seth and I ventured out in the midst of thunderstorms and torrents of rain for our first ever vacation. Neither one of us like to plan too much so our vacation wasn't too structured. Isn't that kind of the point of a vacation anyways? We knew we wanted to see mountains and take long scenic drives so we headed out to South Dakota for a week of exploring. We'd gather brochures or ask the locals for tips and then plan each day the night before in our hotel room. Turns out we travel really well together and are both so laid back the whole trip felt pretty effortless.
A few of our stops: Badlands National Park, Bear Country, Black Hills, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Sertoma Butterfly House. We stayed in hotels using Seth's reward points on occasion and ate buffalo burgers and fries and frozen yogurt and homemade taffy. We replaced phone and computer with breezy window views and expansive vistas. Then we drove home with a few days of vacation left to do some gardening and lawn work and enjoy a few long mornings together eating oatmeal banana pancakes and drinking coffee on the front porch.
Needless to say we're already thinking of our next trip. :)