My Birthday is a few weeks away so we're thinking about new places to visit. For years we chose the beach and it is always incredible in January. The crowds were down and the wait times at restaurants were not bad.
Then, churches all around the south started doing a Youth get-away during the long weekend of Martin Luther King's birthday which incidentally is also my birthday.
The last time when we pulled into the hotel parking lot, I had to drive around for 15 minutes to find a parking place. Checkin was a nightmare. There seem to be millions of teenagers EVERWHERE.
Now don't get me wrong - I love teenagers. They're youth and energy inspire me. But I don't want them ALL in the hall of my hotel room playing folk songs on a guitar that was out of tune.
So, we plan to go somewhere different this year. We're looking for a place with a drive time of five hours or less.
We have several things on the board right now but it is our intention to make a decision tonight before we go to bed.
Below is a picture I took of the beach on my birthday in 2012.