It's official, I've been at my job for one year! It also means (drum roll please) that I have more vacation time!!! The sad thing is that I've already planned to use all five days. Here's what I'm doing:
Long weekend #1
July 28 - Taking Katie to Swissland Cheese for a tour. Tracy took some days off to spend time with her during her summer stay at our house, so I thought it would be fun for me to take time off to do something, too. I had never heard of Swissland Cheese before until I went to the Barr Street Market last week. Katie LOVES cheese, so I'm sure she'll get a kick out of seeing it made.
July 29 - Going to the Shipshewana Flea Market with Tammy and 2 of her other friends. I already went with Tracy on the 4th, but the girls only trip should be fun too!
Long weekend #2
August 8 - My mom and I are driving up to Michigan. Saturday we are going to Sandhill Crane Vineyards for their Pampering Day for Women. We've gone to this every year since the event started, and I think we travel farther than anyone to get there. This will be our third time, and we always have a blast.
Long weekend #3
September 25-26 - My mom has always wanted to go to Asheville, NC and see The Biltmore. I thought it would be fun to take a road trip with her, and what better time than this fall? There are some other reasons relating to her big birthday this year, but I don't think she would appreciate everyone knowing how old she is.
My goal is to take pictures of all these things, but I need to be better about remembering my camera!