One of my great joys in life is planning family vacations. I enjoy actually going on the vacations, too, but the planning is what brings me true bliss. There are locations to research, itineraries to create, and budgets to prepare. It seriously brings me months of pleasure.
So you can imagine my happiness when my final visitor’s guide arrived in the mail today. This year we’ll be packing up Ye Olde Travel Trailer to head for the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I’ve been researching campgrounds all day. I should have been preparing my Relief Society (church) lesson, but this is much more fun. Apparently South Dakota takes their campgrounds very seriously, because there are quite a few that look amazing. They offer swimming, fishing, horseback riding, pancake breakfasts, wagon rides, the list goes on and on.The campground decision alone should take at least a week.
And then there are the activities to plan. We’ll go to Mt. Rushmore, of course, but what about the caves? The National Forests? The museums and wildlife preserves? Oh, the unspeakable joy of it all!
I’m telling you, I’ve got months of planning ahead of me. This is gonna be fun!