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Bristol, Vermont, United States · Member since January 2012
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We have lived in VT since 1975, shortly after getting married. We raised our three boys here. One is now a forester in Maine, one is a pilot out in Utah, who, unfortunately, was furloughed and is now (fortunately) a banker. Our oldest died in 2009. My husband, Fred, and I have always enjoyed traveling. And now that our sons are are their own and we are nearing retirement, we hope to do a lot more of it. Of course, a lot of that travel will revolve around seeing our boys, daughters-in-law and our grandkids (four of them come August! They are the light of our lives!)

We enjoy most outdoor activities, some together, some separately. We both like the water - swimming and snorkeling, hiking and biking but he likes golf and fly fishing and I like to visit the local shops. We have visited several National Parks and plan on seeing more in the future. We got hooked on them when our son moved to Utah. When our other son went to school in Maine, we began exploring the Maine coast which I also can't get enough of. Oh, did I mention, I love visiting Lighthouses?

When we travel, we often take the road less traveled. We like to get to know the culture, history and people of the places we go. We like to take the back roads and not the highways. One of our favorite destinations is Hawaii. We just wish it wasn't so far away and expensive to get there. We usually stay on the rainy side of the islands where there are fewer resorts. We've been the the Big Island and to Maui so we have more exploring to do! We'd also like to return to Ireland. We spent our time there in the northwest -- fabulous country. So we have lots more to see there too. I'd like to get to Italy and I'd also like to continue to explore the US. Every time we head to Utah, I am amazed by the topography and the history. It's such big country and there is so much more I need to see. After visiting Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, I want to learn all I can about the people who build those societies. These are places that need more than a one-day visit. Then there is Glacier and Yosemite. It's so vast and so beautiful. I could revisit Yellowstone annually and never tire of it.

So many places to go -- I hope I stay healthy long enough to do justice to my travel aspirations!