Point of Reference:  I wrote this at the end of January.  I guess I didn’t post it.  But it says what I should have said then, and what I was repeating in the blog I was writing to replace it.  So read it in the time frame intended, and I’ll catch you up later.

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Reliving our DR Vacation to write last weeks blog posts, has really put me in the mood for vacation – Or more so Vacation Planning, at this time of year.

So I’m unleashing my 2012 Travel Plans –  In addition to this post, I’ve created a Page on the side —->  which will keep up with the on-going plan and results for this years travel goals.  We’ll see if I can make them all a reality.

2012 Travel Goals

March          East Coast Road Trip

June              Saratoga Jazz Fest – NY

August         Lobster Fest – Maine

October       Return to Dominican Republic

December   ? ? ? Home for Holidays ? ? ?

Let the Planning Begin

The first issue is:  Airfares are so high this year.  Prices for the places I go regularly are up about $150 – $200 and that’s the cheaper price.  If I pay higher, I’m appalled that it would cost me as much to fly home (across the country) as it did to fly across the ocean (to Europe) 2 years ago.

Since the first trip would be my East Coast Road Trip, I need to buy that airplane ticket soon, to make it a reality.  I think the best route is going to be to fly into Charlotte and ride up the coast to Philadelphia, and then fly back to Phoenix from there.  Two 1-way tickets are probably going to be the route I take.

I’ve been looking for things to do on this trip.  I have friends and family, I want to see in the spots I plan on stopping.  I definitely want to hit a few Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives along the way.  If I can hit a winery or two along the way it will be a good trip.  So as always I’m open for suggestions.

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