Got Your 2016 Vacations Planned?

by Kimberly A. Cook              (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

It’s a dark and stormy day here in Oregon with heavy rain and high wind warnings. So what better time to daydream about where and when to take vacations this year? I’ve already requested time off from the day job and I’m looking forward to playing in Oregon.


Suttle Lake outside of Sisters, Oregon – one of my top favorite lakes to visit. Priceless!


The 2015 vacations were all about flying to places and one staycation at home. This year is all about not flying anywhere and motoring around my home state. Places on the travel list are my favorites; Sisters, Depoe Bay, Madras, Sisters again and maybe a surprise or two.

One of the best parts about vacations is the planning and anticipation. A vacation bonus is spending time and making memories with family and friends. There is nothing like a vacation road trip to bring out the nutty and bizarre. This has been true whether travelling with family, friends or in the military. Really wacko things happened in the military. And with my family and friends too, come to think of it.

After my bag dragging days in the Army and Air Force, I now specialize in princess travel as I like to call it; full mosey mode with no aircraft to load, tents to pitch or screaming Drill Sergeants.

It’s always good to get away from home and explore the beautiful sights and sounds of my very own state. Even a quick day trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Hood River seems like a long vacation break. It doesn’t take an overnight trip to get that vacation bounce back in your step.

Got rain? Got vacation plans? Where are you going to venture this year?



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6 responses to “Got Your 2016 Vacations Planned?

  1. sharleen tindeland

    Having a full gale wind here today with wet snow intermittently. Guess it’s good for daydreaming! Thanks for reminding me. I am going to take a minitrip with a group up to around a place called “Flåmbane” amongst others…google it…Its quite the fjord trip. Around the last part of May. Hopefully Spring will just barely have arrived by then. Tsk tsk. You can tell I’m envious, right?! Have a nice daydream! I have veryvery distant memories of Suttle Lake.—who’d have known?!!! Thanks for your blog.

  2. I would love to visit Oregon. I’ve made it to Washington State, but not Oregon…yet. This summer, I plan to visit a few places in New England and maybe do a road trip along I-40/Route 66. Saving up to travel abroad again, but the USA offers so many beautiful sights! Happy travels! ❤

  3. Carol

    I NEED A VACATION!!!! Dental appointment Wednesday for tooth that fractured at the gum line. Probably means a bridge and $$$.


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