Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday 13: Favorite Places

Thursday 13 has arrived!
And guess what?

I have "passed the torch" as Miranda says,
and now these three new ladies are your T13 hosts:

Chloe @ CJVZ Hearts You
Jennifer @ What's Mine is Yours
Miranda @ All Things Lovely

I hope to see you there each and every Thursday for their T13 link-up! ♥

This week, we are linking to Miranda, at All Things Lovely. The topic she, Jennifer and Chloe chose was favorite places/spaces. The cool thing about Thursday 13 is that you can take the prompt as you want it. I chose to pick my 13 favorite places to visit (or want to visit)! Here they are... and here's to vacation next week—this is just what I need to get myself in the mood for a sah-weet trip!

 Places I HAVE visited:
  1. Whidbey Island, Washington. Whidbey is my second home. I grew up (for 6 years, anyway) in Seattle. My grandparents live on Whidbey and it's our destination we would always travel to. I love beach walks, collecting agates, pesto pizza at the Village Pizzeria, and spending time with family!
  2. Maui, Hawai'i. Ka'anapali Beach is the most incredible place. I love Hawai'i... all things Hawai'i. 
  3. Palm Desert, California. Daniel and I leave for the desert next Wednesday! The photos above are from that trip last November.
  4. McCall, Idaho. It's a 2-hour drive from Boise and the perfect little spot to get away to for the weekend. You can ski in the winter, boat in the summer, and enjoy all sorts of delicious food. 
  5. Edmond, Oklahoma. I lived in Edmond for 4 years and I'm heading back in May for my best friend's wedding! I couldn't be more excited. 
  6. Seattle, Washington. It addition to Whidbey, it truly is my second home.
  7. Norway! I went when I was in 3rd grade for an entire month with my grandma. Seeing where my family tree was established was such an amazing experience. The fjords, the ocean, the farms... it was all wonderful.
Places I WANT to visit:
  1. Fiji. I would love to stay in a little hut right on the beach. It would be the perfect getaway.
  2. The Oregon Coast. I really want to travel there. I've heard so many wonderful things about it and would love to take a visit. Compared to the others on this list... this one is actually one that could happen rather soon!
  3. Africa. I know that's rather general... but I would love to take a mission trip to Africa. That would be so fulfilling to be able to help others!
  4. Japan. Um... home of sushi? How could you not want to visit Japan?
  5. Australia. I would looove to take a safari trip. That would be too awesome.
  6. Europe. I can't just say Paris or Berlin or Dublin... because I want to visit them all! A European  cross-country bike trip or hike would be fantastic.
Don't forget to head over and check out your new hosts and link up today with Miranda!!!

Aunie Sauce



jamie said...

Oh wow, I really want to go to Hawaii some day!
Your post on Jamie Etc. has gotten some good reactions so far as well(:

Jamie xxx

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

My desire to visit Europe is rather general too! I want to see all of it!

Allyson McGuire said...

That is exactly how I feel about Europe too...I want to see all of it!


Mackenzie said...

I'm originally from the Seattle area as well, and I have such fond memories of traveling to Whidbey Island as a kid. That's fun that we have a few of the same favorite destinations :) Let's all go to Hawaii, I need some nice weather!

Edel Therese said...

I'm from Ireland woop woop! Wouldn't that b funny if I saw you riding around Dublin some day!!

Liz said...

Girl! As a Canadian I am a teensy bit disappointed to not see Canada on that to do list!! know what though- it's not that great..well maybe the Rockies and the Maritimes..but I'd take Fiji and Africa and Australia and Europe over Canada!

Chloe Innvaer said...

AHHHH!!! When you come to Palm Desert you will only be like an hour away from me! I will send all of my happy vibes that way! =)

Unknown said...

I NEED to visit Ireland, aka "The Mother Land"!!! We should pack up and visit Edel ;)

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said...

I can't believe you're not hosting this anymore!! I'm not sure how I feel about this! I mean I love those other girls but you're just my fave host!! Tears!! :)

The Pink Growl said...

cute golf shoes! Figi is my dream getaway! I just want to live in one of those little ocean huts.

Jennifer M. said...

Having been born and raised in Oregon, I can definitely say, YES!, the Oregon Coast is worth seeing. I go at least once or twice a year myself (we live about an hour and a half from it).

It's very not crowded, lots of sand, can be quite windy at times, and in July/August you might actually get a sunburn. During the other months of the year it stays pretty overcast, so remember to wear a sweatshirt - it is perpetually about 50 degrees there. During the winter months, it gets a little bit chillier, but still very beautiful.

Jennifer M. said...

And by lots of sand, I mean, not super rocky like the Washington Coast.

Michelle @ The Goodnight Girl said...

Europe is my FAVORITE place in the whole stinkin world! It's gorgeous. I would LOVE to live there someday.