Sure, I love to travel! I'm insatiably curious and love to explore. As my son is still in high school and actually doesn't mind hanging out with his mom for extended periods of time, I still have a built in traveling companion. His summer schedule keeps getting crazier though, so when the time comes, I'm not above taking my own little vacations without him. I'm sure that if I'm on my own though, the get-aways will probably be a bit more low-key with a little bit more relaxation time penciled in as I won't be so excited to show him so many new and exciting things. At least, for the time being, when we are road-tripping, he can do a lot of the driving for me and that sure helps.
Two summers ago, besides going to Spain for World Youth Day, we also flew down to Vegas to see the Grand Canyon and area then flew on over to Albuquerque to go hot air ballooning. (So cool!) We then drove on down to Roswell (annual alien festival ) and to Carlsbad Caverns before heading back up to Santa Fe and Taus (some of my favorite spots thus far).
This summer we took a mini vacation to Washington D.C. to once again meet up with a friend from Africa (who I met a few years ago on CM) as he was back in the USA for a conference. While there, my history junkie son and I couldn't begin to take in all the historical sites we'd have liked to, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort!
Later in the summer, we flew down to Charlotte, NC then made a big loop up the Blue Ridge Mountains, headed for the coast to check out Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburge etc... and then worked our way down the coast to Charleston. No matter how many days/weeks we are gone, it never seems to be enough to see all that we would like to see. He was ready to start planning the next trip, hours after we returned from that one. :) That's all well and good, but he's got to learn to give this old lady a chance to catch her breath in between whirlwinds! After all, 'the old grey mare just ain't what she used to be....'
I have considered trying to find someone to travel with when my built in companion is no longer available, but I'll tackle that when the time comes. I would like to try a CM event sometime, but thus far it hasn't worked out. While on a few vacations I've encountered a couple of men that seriously peaked my interest but with my son along, it didn't really seem a great time to try and get to know them on a more personal level, so I just left well enough alone. Besides, how do you slip your phone number to a guy who thinks it's the 1800s and the civil war just ended? Heck, he can't even act like he knows what a phone is, let along promise to call!