Sunday, December 29, 2019

Decisions decisions

My birthday is a few weeks away so we're thinking about new places to visit. For years we chose the beach and it is always incredible in January. The crowds were down and the wait times at restaurants were not bad.

Then, churches all around the south started doing a youth get-away during the long weekend of Martin Luther King's birthday which incidentally is also my birthday.

The last time when we pulled into the hotel parking lot, I had to drive around for 15 minutes to find a parking place. Checkin was a nightmare. There seem to be millions of teenagers EVERWHERE.

Now don't get me wrong - I love teenagers. They're youth and energy inspire me. But I don't want them ALL in the hall of my hotel room playing folk songs on a guitar that was out of tune. 

So, we plan to go somewhere different this year. We're looking for a place with a drive time of five hours or less. 

We have several things on the board right now but it is our intention to make a decision tonight before we go to bed.

Below is a picture I took of the beach on my birthday in 2012.


  1. Our birthdays are quite close.
    I hope you find somewhere to celebrate (and am sure you will).

  2. My daughter air b and b's a house in Little Washington NC.

  3. Just looked at a map....way too far.

  4. Well I didn't realize we were the same age. Well I am actually 4 days older. LOL Y'all will pick a fun place. BUT for sure I can relate to preferring a little less EXCITEMENT around us. It will be fun what ever you pick, with the right girl Birthdays are GOOD!
    Sherry & jack

  5. Well, teens in herds would do me in too. I would say to head up to Niagara Falls but I think that’s too far away. What about Indiana, PA the hometown of Jimmy Stewart. It is a beautiful small town where you can walk around and pick up all things about Jimmy plus see some nice homes and visit the museum

  6. Well, how about that, our birthday's are on the same day. I certainly hope you find a nice getaway somewhere! Happy birthday to us!

  7. I know you will make a good choice. And I hope you will tell us what a wonderful time you had.

  8. The beach is and has been my favorite place to go, but I can see why you'd want a different venue. It'll be interesting to see where you choose to go. whatever your decision, Make it a good one!


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