So, next year is our 10th anniversary. We started a tradition after we got married of going someplace new every year. First year we went to Sausalito and stayed at The Inn Above Tide which sits directly on San Francisco Bay.
It was so beautiful.
The following year we went down to New Orleans and stayed up all night, eating amazing creole food, listening to fantastic music and, oh yeah, drinking. So fun, but it got to be too much, even for me. I think we were there for 4 or 5 days and we had to take a break after the 2nd or 3rd night. Luckily my sister was living in Baton Rouge at the time so we went to visit her. I had the most amazing catfish sandwich in Baton Rouge. I still think about it.
The third year, I was pregnant with Will so I didn't feel like going anywhere too far (ironically, two months later and two months MORE pregnant, we flew to St. Thomas for a wedding) so we went to Cumberland County, NJ. What's in Cumberland County, NJ? Why the Museum of American Glass, of course! Who knows? I was hormonal.
Anyway, our trips for anniversaries 4, 5 and 6 never materialized. We had a baby.
Then we had another baby.
Probably we didn't want to leave the babies alone for a long period of time. Definitely we were tired. Maybe we didn't even really like each other very much anymore.
For our seventh anniversary, Bill's mom came to NJ to stay with the boys so we could go to Bermuda. Technically we had been there before, but not for an anniversary, so we let that slide. We stayed in a cozy little cottage on Harrington Sound.
We would sit out on our deck at dusk - one night a sting ray swam by. It was so cool.
Last year, we took the boys with us to Lancaster County and then to Philadelphia. In Lancaster County, we slept in a caboose.
This year our anniversary falls during school's spring break, so we're bringing the boys along again. We were considering New Orleans again, toyed with the idea of San Diego, but finally decided to road trip to Canada. Two nights in Montreal, one in Ottawa, two in Toronto and then one in Niagara Falls. Can you believe I have never been to Canada? I can't wait. Especially for Niagara Falls. Bring on the cheese!
I have already started scoping out places for 2009 - the big 10. Where should we go? I've always wanted to visit Rio de Janeiro. It looks amazing.
I hear good things about Buenos Aires, Argentina. Or what about something on the Adriatic Sea? Croatia is supposed to be fabulous.
I'd love to go to Spain. Or maybe we could go back to St. Martin, where we honeymooned (and ate the best food I've ever had in my life). Or should we go to Mexico? I hablo a little espanol....
Well, I need to start planning. Where was your favorite vacation?