Planning a vacation

I have heard that planning a vacation is more fun than actually taking a vacation.  Don’t know if that is true. However, I do know I am having a blast planning our trip to Pagosa Springs Co. and Flagstaff Az. the 1st week of September.  Maybe the expectation of the vacation gives you a high.  At least I have something positive to look forward to besides another day off 100+% temperatures

This year I plan to blog planning the vacation the next 3 weeks as well during the vacation.  My goal is this will help my writing skills — we will see what we will see.

To date we have worked out our itinerary, planned how we are getting there, and where we are staying.  I don’t have a lot of time to plan because work is eating my lunch right now (if an alien or a computer read this would they/it understand?).  Since vacation starts on September 2 I need to get serious about the plan.  Our current plans are:

  • 09/02 – Pick up rental car at DFW and drive to Palo Duro Canyon and campout at the State Park.  Do some major hiking.  This is one of the big 12 state park hikes.  I have a goal to do all 12 before I am too old.  This is the 1st so I better get hiking.
  • 09/03 – Drive to Albuquerque.  Gwen flies in from Dallas.  Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn by the airport
  • 09/04 – Drive to Pagosa Spring.  We are staying at the Wyndham Pagosa Springs Timeshare. Also going to the Pagosa Springs folk festival Saturday night.  Ricky Skaggs is in concert.
  • 09/04 – 09/07 – Staying in Pagosa Springs 4 nights and leave the morning of the 8th.  No plans yet.
  • 09/08 – Drive to Flagstaff.  Staying at the Wyndham Timeshare in Flagstaff.
  • 09/08 – 09/10 – Staying in Flagstaff 3 nights; leave the morning of the 11th
  • 09/11 – Drive to Amarillo;   Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • 09/12 – Drive home and recover from the vacation.
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