Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Fifty by Age 50: Nowhere New

In a previous post, I wrote about how the husband and I had picked out fifty countries we’d visit by age 50. We also decided we’d visit every state and territory in the United States of America. We even decided to take a weekend off this month to start our plans.

At first we thought about going to Canada, but the travel time didn’t really pan out. Then we thought maybe we’d stay in the central time zone, but head south. So I came up with a bed & breakfast in Mississippi, right outside of Memphis. That way, we’d knock out Mississippi and Tennessee all in one weekend. Again, there was a travel time issue because the husband didn’t want to drive that far.

Next we thought about Kentucky, and we figured we’d stick with the B&B idea. But the weather there will suck this weekend. So we landed on Kansas City. I think the husband picked there because of a concert he wanted to take me to.

But the concert is sold out. So we will not be crossing a new state off the list. Having spent our entire relationship in Illinois and Missouri, we’re just staying in that range for this weekend. I’m not thrilled about that, but I am thrilled to finally take a trip with my husband. And it’s not about his music or our wedding. It’s just us, travelling.

And next month, we’re going to Florida, possibly twice. So we will start branching out from IL/MO. And because I’ve gone and talked about this trip on this blog, I will do something I never do. I’ll take pictures on our weekend trip so I can do a blog post about it when we get back.

If you could get away for the weekend, where would you go?

4 responses

  1. free penny press

    Travel is amazing. I was fortunate my time in the Army took me from east to west coast and point in between and overseas as well.
    I’m in Florida, come on down the weather is gorgeous and always a fresh drink ready at all the beachy clubs.
    That’s a great plan..50 by 50!!!

    March 23, 2012 at 18:21

    • We’ll be in Florida in April. Going on a cruise for a friend’s wedding!

      March 27, 2012 at 22:09

  2. silverneurotic

    Didn’t you guys go to New Orleans for part of the honeymoon?

    And I love traveling. Sam keeps hinting that we should actually head to Chicago at some point soon.

    March 23, 2012 at 20:02

    • Thanks for the reminder. You totally should come to Chicago, but wait til the summertime. There are always a billion festivals going on every weekend. Great food, great music, great vendors. And it’s all over the city and surrounding suburbs.Think about it.

      March 27, 2012 at 22:12