Yesterday morning, there was an internet outage in our neighborhood. Also, Lindsey and Austin are on the East Coast. So, there was no Renny's Recipe yesterday, nor any other post since I couldn't get on the internet. Sigh. But! Never Fear because Friday Faves is here! (Too corny, sorry). And our question for this week?
Where is your favorite travel destination within the United States?
Lindsey and Austin are in the East for a sad reason. It is for Austin's grandmother's memorial service. But, there are always bright spots in these situations. She had a long, good life. Austin and Lindsey can visit with family out there and enjoy some of their respective "old haunts" together. Austin is from the East Coast, and Lindsey went to Law School in Vermont. The weather in Phoenix is so miserable right now, it is nice for them to be away from it.
We did a Friday Fave a while ago about our favorite places to visit out of the country, so we thought we would try some places closer to home this time.
Lindsey has driven across the country many times, so I wondered if she would choose someplace in the East as her favorite destination. But, in the end, I did guess her favorite spot correctly!
I guess you can't really call the most remote place in the world "close to home", but it is a part of the United States! Lindsey was able to attend BYU Hawaii for a summer term in her undergrad years and she has never forgotten how much she loved it there. She says it was exotic, beautiful and perfect!
Alicia is the one who chose a place on the East Coast! After she graduated from High School, we took her on a trip back east where we visited with out dear friends, the Lyddys! They took us sight seeing to some fabulous historical places. Alicia fell in love with Boston!
I loved it, too. There is so much to see, so much history and so much good food! Alicia left there with a pair of shorts that said "Boston" across the rear!
Alicia says she also loves the beaches on the Atlantic. The water is warmer and they were beautiful!
Madalynn chose a place a little closer to home and easier to get to! San Diego!
Her first trip to San Diego was in the 6th grade and she has loved it ever since. Here is a photo from that time. She will kill me, but it is worth it.
Since that time, she has found chances to take trips to San Diego with friends when she can. It is a beautiful place!
And what is my choice you ask? Well at first I was going to pick Nauvoo, Illinois because I love it there. But, let's face it, this time of year will be hot and muggy there on the Mississippi River. So, I would be lying if I didn't share my all time favorite place to go!
I know, I am like a kid when it comes to Disneyland. The magic of it just overtakes me and lives in me. You can always cool off by going down Splash Mountain, (I scream), or on Grizzly Rapids. Or, go on the inside rides that are air conditioned. My first time to Disneyland was when I was 5 years old. I remember having to use the tickets and saving the treasured E tickets for the best rides. I remember my big sisters taking me when I would visit them in the summer. I wrote about our most recent trip here. I have so many happy memories of this place, and I love to go and I love to take people who have never been because you just can't do it justice with mere words.
So, those are some of our favorite places in the States. What are yours? There are so many, we would love to visit them all. Wouldn't you?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!