Spring Break 2015 Trip

I’ve lived in the Midwest for most of my life and it still surprises me sometimes at how I haven’t explored some places yet.  Saint Louis isn’t very far and yet this weekend was the first time I got to visit.  I was able to surprise the BF 100%.  He had no idea where we were going or what we were doing (let alone that I had planned on meeting up with some of his family).  It was a great weekend with perfect spring weather.

Saint Louis is known for its arch, its blues, and the Cardinals.  Although it’s still spring training we still got to see some games on TV.  Kansas City blacks out the Cards spring training here… something about having two teams in the same state makes people a little crazy.  We spent some time by the mighty Mississippi River and the Arch.  We actually stayed just a couple blocks from the arch so we were able to see it in all it’s shiny glory (and almost everything was within walking distance).  Now the blues in this town is of a caliber you have to see to believe.  Absolutely amazing shows in the small dive bar we found on our first night in town.  I can’t wait to go back.

Overall the trip was grand but, as always, the company was the best part.  Sharing good times with good people makes everything better.  I’ve been blessed with such great people in my life (both my family and his). Spending time together with the BF always makes separating harder but it also makes us stronger.


I Wanna Go

Have you ever gotten an email that just made you sad?  Every time I see that there’s a new email from Groupon Getaways it makes me want to go somewhere exciting and do some serious relaxing, or sightseeing, or experience some new fancy foods, or…  Yah, you get the idea.

I need a lottery win.  Not a huge one.  Not a record setting GIANT one.  But enough.

Anniversary Trip Recap

Um, hello?  Yes, as promised (seems I do a lot of that) here’s all the info on our anniversary trip.  Yah, it was in November.  So in no particular order I give you the Brannon’s Take Branson:


Ripley's Odditorium

Ripley’s Odditorium was interesting.  We both thought this was a fun stop.  Was it worth the regular admission price of $17.99 plus tax per person?  HELL NO!!!  Was it worth the $10 plus tax we spent because I was able to clean out my cupboards donate food to Harvesters for a discount on tickets? Definately.

Time Share favorite!

Hubby’s parents let us use their timeshare while we were away.  It was amazing!  I love the wooded areas all around the condo.  Too bad it was raining most of the time so I didn’t have a chance to wander around in the beauty.  That’s ok I was perfectly content to spend time in the giant tub or in front of the fireplace.

Yet another fine example of how to relax.

I need to win a lottery so I can retire super early.

Got to see Bass Pro turtles on our way home.

Let’s Take a Trip

I’m tired of winter.  Tired of snow.  Seriously, it’s only “pretty” if you don’t have to leave the house.  Not exactly realistic for most people.  Ok, no one I know.  Which makes me think about packing a bag, grabbing my passport (with the perfect picture in it of course), and hopping on a flight.  But where would I spend my little trip?  There are so many places I would like to visit.  Today, I’m dreaming about…

New Orleans

Several years ago I was able to take a cruise that included New Orleans.  For reasons that I don’t care to get into the experience was… fuzzy.  Very little of that trip has stayed with me and I’ve got the divorce papers to prove it.  I would love to go back and actually get to explore and appreciate all that this beautiful city can provide.  Historic places to find or spending a day with good coffee, good friends, and a lovely view.  I could easily spend a week getting lost in Nola’s secrets.  And no passport required.

So who’s in?