Friday, April 24, 2009

Bucket List: The Grand Canyon

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about my pipe dream for retirement, which included trips to at least four international locations I haven't been to yet (Machu Picchu, the Pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Eiffle Tower).

After a recent trip by George's first cousin to the Grand Canyon, I decided I want to add some "local" destinations to my bucket list as well. I'm sure there's little surprise that the Grand Canyon is high on my list.

Yesterday, I started a savings account for this trip. (ING Direct, an online bank, allows for any number of accounts, which you can name. Transferring money from my main brick-and-mortar account will be easy, technically speaking, anyway! One dollar at a time, right?

I don't have a timeframe yet; it'll depend on when the money is saved, and when both George and I can go. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy researching the activities, lodging, and other possibilities. I'd love suggestions!

Meanwhile, these are free images of Grand Canyon from the National Park Service website! Inspiration!


Tinsie said...

That's a great idea! It's nice to have something to look forward to :-)

Lesley said...

Thanks, Tinsie! It IS nice to have something to look forward too. While my travel wish list is long, it's nice to have a little focus.