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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: 5 Best Places I’ve Visited

It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: 5 Best Places I’ve Visited
This one is honestly tough because I haven’t really BEEN places. I’m really not a huge fan of travel and have only been out of the country once — to Tijuana, Mexico, which barely counts since I’m from California. So get ready, my “best places” are all going to be domestic and likely close to where I’ve lived.
The first place that popped into my head was a weekend I spent in Calistoga, CA. We stayed at a little B&B/Spa there and spent one day traveling through Napa wine tasting. I remember having “lunch” of a chunk of cheese, some San Francisco sourdough bread and a bottle of the best chardonnay. The next day was getting spa treatments: a facial, a massage, a salt scrub and mud bath. One of my best vacations ever.
The Grand Canyon… My husband and I were on what I now call “5 states in 5 days” trip, so we didn’t spend a lot of time here, but we did drive through. What a magnificent place. This was well before camera phones, so I didn’t take any pictures, so I need to go back at some point to get a few!
Virtually anywhere in the wilds of Colorado. I lived in Colorado Springs for five years, and my husband and I used to do a ton of off-roading. The areas in the mountains of Colorado are just stunningly beautiful. If you ever have a chance to go out there, go hiking, go camping, I highly recommend it.
The Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. This is the busiest place in the country in early October, I can pretty much guarantee it. It’s where to go for premium leaf-peeping and it’s the best place for a reason. Just be prepared if you have issues with heights…
Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. There are miles of trails here that are open for off leash hiking with your dog. Plus a pond they can swim in (the water my pup is in below is NOT the pond…just a stream she decided to lie down in) and they’re even welcome inside the gift shop. If you’re a doggy person like me, this is a great place to go!
I’ll leave you with a few pix from there, since it WAS post cell phone and I have some 🙂

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Our water dog never liked water. We always said he failed at being a lab (hated water) and a retriever (he didn’t fetch). Our other dogs sort of flailed happily and pawed at the water thinking they were swimming. I don’t know about the current dog. She hasn’t gotten close to water because the failed water dog was so scared of it.

  2. The pictures are beautiful. And so are the dogs.
    I’ve always wanted to visit The Grand Canyon. Now it’s on my must see list.

  3. I’ve visited the Grand Canyon as a teen. It was an epic vacation. The landscape is stunning. Thanks for sharing, Marianne!

  4. I want to see the Grand Canyon one day… a long trip out west and looping back around is on Bob’s bucket list.. if we ever retire. Me? I love the idea of a vacation in Napa, wine tasting, and pampering…. sounds like heaven.

  5. Grand Canyon must be beautiful. I’ve been to Vermont lots of times, but I’ve never been to Dog Mountain. I’ll definitely have to go there one of these days! I agree, the Kancamagus is especially gorgeous in autumn.

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