Wisconsin Dells and Milwaukee
There was so many places I traveled in 2018 and became the year of travel for Jason and I. Spent a lot of money, but it was worth it. I have never had a year with so much travel in my life! Life for sure gets better in your 30’s! We started off the year going to the Wisconsin Dells memorial day weekend. I have been here before, but I don’t remember it since I was too young. Jason had never been there which shocked me. How can you live in Northern Indiana your whole life, and never went to the Wisconsin Dells?!?! So I had to make sure he could experience it. It was soo hot that day that after we did the boat ride, we decided to drive to Milwaukee. We got to cool down by Lake Michigan and eat this yummy vegan food we found!
Niagara Falls, NY and Canada
In June, we decided to do a road trip and travel to 3 places. The first stop was Niagara Falls. We stayed at the Seneca which was really nice! Thanks Priceline for picking that one! Seneca is a casino/hotel. I remember at one point watching this one guy. This guy was super drunk, dancing and singing. It was very entertaining..haha. At one point we found this Hydrospa. Seriously, that water massage bed was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We also went over to the Canada side where are next adventure was going to unfold.
Our second stop was Quebec City. What a very unique and beautiful city. As we were driving to Quebec, our radio changed and there was nothing but people taking and singing in french. Jason got nervous since we didn’t know any French. I wasn’t worry about this since we were staying in a spot known for tourism.
While we were there, we checked out Montmorency Falls which is taller than Niagara Falls. It has a bridge that goes across it. I am so proud of myself, because I was able to walk the bridge. I have always been scared of bridges and heights aren’t my thing either. The first time, Jason had to hold my hand. The second time, I was skipping across it…haha
Our third and final stop in June was Portland, Maine. It was time to go back to the Atlantic Ocean. We went whale watching, and I got to see a whale! It was sooo cool. We did a lot of walking around and sight-seeing. We also found some light houses!
In July, we wanted to do something for Independence day, so we went out to Memphis, TN. They had a good firework show on the Mississippi river. I really liked Memphis. The night life here is amazing, and they even have a Coyote Ugly bar! We even went out to Graceland to check out Elvis’s house. The king has my dream home! Worth checking out again!
Elvis's house Graceland
Nashville, TN Musicians Hall of fame museum
Once we left Memphis, we headed out to Nashville. And yes, we went to the Honky Tonk bar on broadway. We even went to Dave and Busters. I love arcades, and I’m glad Jason agrees. The Musicians Hall of fame museum was okay. They have this section where you can play with instruments which is the only thing that is exciting about this place. I was expecting better.
At the beginning of October, we took our first flight together out to Phoenix, Az. We got a rental car and drove to Sedona which was worth the drive! Sedona is know for its red rock formations and it is said to have energy vortexes. These vortexes are suppose to raise the level of awareness and bring about a higher state of consciousness. Energy vortexes will raise your vibrations and help with enlightenment. We went on this jeep tour that took us to these vortexes. I didn’t feel anything totally off the norm, but your normal “I’m excited to be on vacation” vib….lol
We also did a hike over by Chimney rock. Yeah…we got lost and it gets dark REAL fast. I ended up finding power lines and followed them down to this house. These really nice people took us back to our car and informed us that there are mountain lions out here. Jason was traumatized after that.
We also spent some time exploring Flagstaff, Jerome, Cottonwood and Prescott. It didn’t matter what road you turned on, you were bound to find more beautiful scenery.
We checked out the Grand Canyon. It wasn’t what I expected. Don’t get me wrong. It is amazing! My childhood totally set me up…lol. I remember this commercial in the 90’s where these old people were like “I made it to the Grand Canyon in a Hoover!” I guess I thought my experience was going to be more like that…haha I actually liked Sedona a little better only, because there is more hiking and exploring. With the Grand Canyon, the only place to go is along the rim. So after about 15 min, we were ready to leave.
On our way back, we saw the San Francisco Peaks and this meteor crater. We only got to see the meteor crater on the outside. To see the giant hole in the ground, it is 18 per person, and they were closing in 30 min. I didn’t see the worth in that. Seems expensive to see a hole?!?!
I was sad to say good bye to Sedona. I would love to go back some day. But right after our trip, on October 19th, we decided to go to the court house and finally tie the knot. YAY we are married now! 2018 was an amazing year and can’t wait for many more adventures together <3
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