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I had been thinking of going to Sweden this summer for an Alone Heather Big Travel Vkay. I never really travel on my own, at least for big travel.

When I used to work in the theatre and touring companies, travel was Big and involved Loads of People. I come from the sort of American family that family vacations included mom, dad, sister, at least one aunt or uncle, normally staying at some family member's home/vacation home, and included several cousins and a couple of friends. I am still a little bitter about the two times I visited Europe, I never got to wander around Paris because it was "too touristy", and I got to see the Eiffel Tower from my cousin's car as we drove into the French and Belgium country side. Which was lovely! But, I wanted to see some stuff in Paris?

When I was one my own for a few years in university, I would jump in my car, drive up and down the mountains with my camera. Or jump in the car to go for a sudden weekend escape. It was a little different, though. It was domestic and I could go home any time I choose at my convenience. A no car life does change that a bit!

This winter has sucked because I haven't been able to go around on my own very easily for weeks. The T wasn't working right, or was so delayed, you risked getting stuck some place for most of your evening. And after a lot of thought, as much as I still want to go to Sweden on my own (they mostly speak english there! ALSO, SO CHEAP), may be this summer, after a crazy snow and ice winter, is the time for a tour of the glacier parks.

I might just mutter darkly to myself "THE ICE NEVER MELTS" and be bitter bitter bitter at being cold, yet again.

WARMZ. I want to travel some place warm! [profile] jortha and I keep joking about Disney World, which I for sure want to do, but I have been kind of wanting to do a quieter vkay as well. Also, WARM.

I've decided! I may not make it out there this summer, but I am so going to this little Mom & Pop place out along the Big Sur area in central CA. Look at the reviews on this adorable place!!! I'm so doing it! Then renting a car and going up and down the coast a bit, like I have never gotten to do for fun. And drinking wine! So much wine. IT'LL BE GREAT!

Putting some links to myself so I can come back later to it:
14 things to remember when going to Big Sur
Big Sur lodging and tourist info


in_the_blue: (mavericks)
[personal profile] in_the_blue wrote:
Mar. 11th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
BIG SUR IS BEAUTIFUL. I approve heartily. One thing that article doesn't include (at least at a glance) is that cell phone service is terrible all through Big Sur, and that's something important to know. The good news is it's easy not to get lost.
thewickedlady: (Default)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Mar. 11th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
I have heard it is beautiful!! I have... driven through?... some areas of Central CA. I went out to the desert in Joshua Tree before. But never out on the coast outside of San Diego, or even LA.

Talking with friends and thinking may be closer to fall in Boston to go out there. I have no idea if that is a good plan!

That is so good to know about the cell service! I had read conflicting things. The internet is not so helpful sometimes!
in_the_blue: (greetings from oakland)
[personal profile] in_the_blue wrote:
Mar. 11th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
It'll be gorgeous no matter what you decide. And remember, if you need a place to stop over or stay on the northern end, I'm not so very far away.
thewickedlady: (<3)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Mar. 11th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)
Yiiiiiiis!! I was thinking as soon as I started to hatch this plan that I needed to ask you where you were in comparison. California to me is just BIG and I have no idea about scale where people live.

Once I get this all planned, I will email you!!
in_the_blue: (mushu)
[personal profile] in_the_blue wrote:
Mar. 11th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
YES. CA is big and things are far away in comparison to tiny little Massachusetts, but not so big we can't find each other.


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I'm a southern girl making my way through Yankeeland with a history degree and an artist's soul. I'm a geek and a dork, and I'm okay with that.

Sometimes, I even wear pants when blogging.

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