Our new anniversary tradition

Oct 17, 2013

In one month from today we will be celebrating our first year of marriage.
What the heck, right?
It has really been a whole year already?
Last year while we were planning our honeymoon, I had far too many daydreams about our one year anniversary trip.
I rarely discussed my ideas with Josh, because I wanted it to be a surprise for him.
After all his hard work planning our honeymoon in Iceland, I really wanted to return the favor with an awesome trip.
I had it all mapped out in my brain, I just left out one minor detail.
I had no clue where we would stand financially at this point in our lives.
I guess I just assumed we would have an endless amount of savings to pour into a week long adventure out of the country.
Now, we rarely say no when it comes to travel or concerts, so I have no reason to complain about "funds being low" because we aren't necessarily penny pinchers.
Needless to say, my big imaginary anniversary trip is going to have to wait until next year.
This year, Josh is planning a surprise mini vacation over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate our first year of marriage.
We decided that we would take turns planning surprise anniversary trips each year.
Now that he has officially booked the flights, he is letting me announce my guesses
(I haven't even told him my guesses yet in real life).
The only hint he gave me is that a passport is not required.

My top {American} choices (in no particular order):

. . . mainly because I want to catch a salmon and eat it within 30 minutes from catching it
Also, because I feel like I deserve a second chance at the whole northern lights thing.
I'm still holding a grudge, Iceland
Also I kinda need to see Christopher McCandless's bus.
Portland, Oregon
. . . mainly because of Voodoo Donuts
. . . not to mention my intense love for the pacific northwest
. . . and also Multnomah Falls
Bend, Oregon
 Almost Canada, right? 
 Slacklining Smith Rock is a necessity.
Portland, Maine
I've been craving lobster soup ever since we left Iceland
I also need to know what the heck a potato donut is

Lake Tahoe 
I can't go a winter without snow skiing
Regardless of where Josh has chosen, I know we will have a blast.
Heck, we could go to Detroit and have fun together. 
All I'm craving right now is a cabin nestled in the mountains.


CWY said...

Wow, these would all be wonderful places!!

brooke lyn said...

OREGON :) so much love for Portland and Bend. you and the hubs would LOVE bend. So much to do outdoors.

Jess said...

I feel like you and your husband would love Boise! It's a lovely little city nestled in the foothills and is such a wonderful place. If you ever do decide to head this way, let me know and I will make a list of must sees! Have fun on your trip, wherever it may be!

Leah said...

This is a great idea and your choices look amazing!! :) You guys are so fun!! :)

Alli said...

Portland Maine is my favorite city, I can't explain how fun, interesting, diverse and cool this city is. It's so amazing, I can't recommend it enough.
The Northern Lights are tricky lil things, we live in the arctic and only see them a few times a year. The biggest times to see them are October and March.


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