Sal and I will be returning to England next year in May for two of our good friend's wedding. We'll be spending time in Manchester, Burnley, and Liverpool. There's a chance we also sneak away to Scotland for a few days.
I've been itching to continue our away hockey trips. Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal are all really high on the Canadian list.
We also have friends that live in Pittsburgh, New York, and Washington, so a Northeast trip to see the Flyers, Penguins, Rangers, Devils, and Capitals is also in the near future.
And now that we've reconnected with Sal's cousins in Orlando, jumping on a Blues Florida trip is possible.
I know Sal's big trip she wants to do is to wine country. We're thinking that would be a great 10 year anniversary trip. And from our friends that have been to Napa, they said don't spend more than 3-4 days there, so it would probably turn into a trip to San Francisco as well.
And then there's my beer meccas.
I would love to go to Portland, Oregon / Yakima, Washington, the hot bed of the American hop where most bars have their own personal beer.
And then there's the beers I love the most. The ones worth going to the source for.
- New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Bale Breaker Brewing in Yakima, Washington.
- Dogfish Head in Milton, Delaware.
- And of course, Stone Brewing in Escondido, California.
Sal and I have a little work on our finances to do before our next trip is officially booked, but it's fun thinking about the possibilities.
Bill Watterson said it best in the final Calvin and Hobbes comic, "It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... let's go exploring!"