Three days beforehand, I didn't have a single detail nailed down... I just knew that we would leave on a Friday at 1 pm, and we'd return Saturday by 3. Nothing more.
The "we" was my daughter - who'd turned ten that week - and myself. Unbeknownst to her I was taking her on a mother-daughter getaway to celebrate her entering the double digits. Milestone!
The simplicity of the trip turned out to be part of its beauty-- something I need to remember where inspiration for adventure calls. I knew I wanted to go someplace we both hadn't been before - but not more than a 90-minute drive away. I knew I wanted there to be a few low-key options for things to do. I knew I didn't want to break the bank. With those as my guideposts, I set to googling and calling till I lit on a spot that fit the criteria. And I booked it.Read more