Challenge #70—Bon Voyage

Raise your hand if you like vacation!  I’m sure everyone is raising their hands, right?  (Even if you didn’t do it physically!)

So, think back to all the vacations you’ve been on, the people you were with, the place you stayed and the things you did…now…

What was your all-time favorite vacation?

You can go about this in a few ways. 
-Describe the details of your favorite vacation.
-Make a top 10 list of your favorite vacations if you can.
-If you can’t narrow it down, just record what a favorite vacation is for you.
-Think outside the box—it doesn’t have to have been the most expensive and lavish vacation you’ve been on.  It could even be a fun staycation where you explored your own stomping grounds!

Here are some examples.

What April did:

When thinking of my favorite vacation I came up with the time we took our kids to Disneyland or when my husband and I went to the Bahamas for our honeymoon or when I went to Europe after I graduated from High School. But the one “vacation” that I truly loved the most was not really a vacation in the sense of going somewhere exciting. On September 26th-28th, 2013 my husband and I had the amazing opportunity to attend 3 Key Elements’ “Royalty & Romance” couple‘s seminar taught by Kirk and Kim Duncan at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. This seminar was an AMAZING experience for us and it has changed our life. It was fun, entertaining, and informative. My husband and I have grown so close since attending and we are already planning on attending again in the future!

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Credits: Font: Bellevue, Photos taken from 3 Key Elements’ facebook page and website as well as my own photos.

What I did:

This was a really hard topic for me.  I’ve had some amazing opportunities for vacations—so narrowing it down was hard.  I decided to do a kind of cop out, and tell a little bit about my favorite type of vacation, just my hubby and me.  I just typed it up this week because I’ve been so busy.  I hope to find some pictures from these vacations and make a scrapbook page with this journaling.  Smile

Family vacations are awesome.  I love spending time doing fun and different things with my family and not having to deal with the daily grind of life.  But as awesome as they are, my favorite vacations have been those with just me and Quinn. There’s something about just spending complete alone time with him that just can’t compare to family vacations when we have the kids to worry about too. 

Here is a list of the fun vacations (and staycations) that have been just me and Quinn.  (I didn’t include the many times we’ve stayed in SLC for Quinn’s work conferences which were mostly work anyway.)

*Our honeymoon—Cancun, Mexico.  December, 2002 Saw lots of ruins (Chitzen Itza, Tulum, Coba, and spend time on the beach).
*Oahu, Hawaii—December, 2004  Toured everything we could on the whole island!
*Salt Lake City—August, year I don’t remember and need to look up.  Stayed at the Little America and saw the Broadway musical Lion King. 
*Chicago and Nauvoo, Illinois—October, 2010  Spent 3 days seeing the major sites of Chicago, then spent 1 day in Nauvoo.
*Anchorage, Alaska—August 2011  Saw many things between Palmer, Whittier and Seward. 
*Salt Lake City, Utah—December, 2012  Celebrated our 10th anniversary close to home with a night at Little America, a movie, shopping and a snowshoe hike to Donut Falls.

There is nothing I love more than spending some one on one time with my best friend in the whole world.  It doesn’t matter if we do something extravagant or even just have a night at home alone when the kids are at grandma’s.  As long as I’m with Quinn, it’s my favorite!

Alrighty, now I challenge you to go record about your favorite vacation or vacations if needs be!

Also, don’t forget to be working on the 30 day self-portrait challenge!  Use the hashtag #timc30days on Instagram for a chance to win one of three $10 gift cards to Amazon!  The more you post, the better chance you have!  Also, see my note at the bottom of this post about what to do if you have a private Instagram account.  Smile

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