MICHIGAN wrote:When is the big trip? Would you go to Charleston? (SC, not WV)
The actual date is in November, but there's leeway for the travel. Charleston, SC was mentioned, as was Colorado. My wife came up with Salt Lake City but having spent time there I vetoed it on the spot: it's not the funniest place to visit.
Our leisure travel M.O. is at odds with the way that I run other parts of life where the norm is careful measurement & deliberate forethought: usually we hit the road in possession of only a vague idea of what we will do / see. For the actual honeymoon we rented a car and started driving east through Ontario, and that was one of the best trips of my life with random discovery and encounters. Sure, I miss some things that are obvious to one with a planned itinerary, but then via this method and the road less traveled we've encountered those things that have made all of the difference or however the line goes. Abandoned wrecks of wooden sailing ships in northern Maine harbors and a Syracuse football tailgate are examples of what I mean.
Colorado, for example, came up because the thought of seeing mountains and then having some day-hike experiences sound good. Also, getting high legally was a draw, but the getting-high part is now off of the table for me as it't increasingly likely that I'll be back on the job market before too many more quarters. So a flight into Whatever-is-Available, CO could be it, and from there we're vagabonds but with credit cards.
Charleston... I flew in there once. I'd go, if only to see Fort Sumter, and then head out in a rental car to explore -what?- the salt marshes, old plantation houses, the ocean, old towns? Dunno, I'd be happy just to go.
Re: banjo museum... per the website that's $15 out of the hide of JMY. When I read aloud the description to my wife I laughed until I felt like I was having a stroke, but I get how this might be cool for some folk. Not for me, but I get it.