This is the second post in my 3-post series about my recent trip to the Bahamas. YES, it was FREE! This is the second day of our trip… which started with French pastries and donuts, mimosas, and a lot of inspiring lectures… and ended with the most amazing sushi.
Finally getting around to planning a family vacation abroad. This itinerary is a 2-week trip to England and Scotland (with kids). My children are finally old enough to do a trip like this (daughter is 11 and son is 4). We’ve done a lot of trips domestically, and I think they’re finally ready for a trip overseas.
I turned 50 last year, and I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with the second half of my life. I figure I have 3 or 4 more good decades on this planet… and that’s not that much if you think about it. So I wanted to write out my travel bucket list so I can check it off as I visit various places. One thing I’ve learned about setting goals… if you don’t write them down, you never get around to making them happen. I hope this bucket list inspires you to plan some trips and gives you some ideas.
Last week, we went on our first homeschool camping trip. It was the longest camping trip I’ve ever been on (well, at least, the longest one I’ve been in charge of packing and cooking for).
Five nights in the desert. Yes, I had to cook with a camp stove for 5 nights! I was nervous but it turned out OK.
After the first night, that is. The first night was hell.
A couple weeks ago, I got an email from Elizabeth, owner of a small tour company called West Marin Food & Farm Tours, inviting me to attend an all-day oyster tasting tour in Sonoma.
Needless to say, I hopped on a plane immediately. :-) Seriously… a day-long tour of 3 oyster farms? Fresh oysters, local cheese and bread and wine — I was so there.