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Wanderlust Wednesday- 5 Day Trips I Want to Take This Summer

Tomorrow I have my last final, so at noon tomorrow it will officially be summer vacation, and it’s all I can do to get through these last two days.  All I can think of is planning all the day trips I want to take this summer, and I thought I’d share a few of them with you, and if I’m lucky enough to go, I’ll share posts about them on here!

1) Hemmed in Hollow (Arkansas)- I have been wanting to hike this trail for a long time, and I’m hoping to actually do it this summer.  The trail ends at the highest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians!  I can’t wait to hike it!

» Accomplished!  Read about it here and here «

2) Johnson Shut-Ins (Missouri)- I have been to this state park a couple of times when I was a little girl, but I didn’t do any of the hikes, so I want to go back and do   the hikes, then cool off in the shut-ins!

» Accomplished!  Read about it here and here «

3) Turner Falls (Oklahoma)- I found these falls in a couple of amazing books I got at a book sale, and I haven’t been able to get these falls out of my mind!

4)  Hannibal, Missouri- Mark Twain was born in Hannibal and they have his childhood home, and a lot of other things that are Mark Twain themed, and a lot of things from Twain’s childhood in Hannibal inspired The Adventures Huckleberry Finn and Life on the Mississippi!

» Accomplished!  Read more about it here and here «

5) Kansas City, Missouri- To visit a couple of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives restaurants!  There is also the Nelson Atkin’s Museum of Art up there for free, and  I would love to visit it!

» Accomplished!  Read about it here «

Well, there you have it- 5 of the places I’m wanting to go on day trips this summer, and I’m so excited to hopefully do them all on top of my road trip to Washington and back!   Where are your top day trips you have to go on this summer?

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8 Comments

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    James Shannon
    May 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Didn’t know such a beautiful place existed in Oklahoma … when I get around to my massive lower 48 roadtrip in the coming years, I’ll be sure to visit it!

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      ashleypaige4
      May 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      I know! I didn’t realize it existed either until I got this book! I think it looks amazing! When are you planning on doing this road trip? I’m glad other people love road trips still!

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        James Shannon
        May 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        not in the immediate future I’m afraid … need to save $$$$ big time, pay off debt, and make extensive plans. Rolf Potts did it though, and I endeavour to do the same!

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    Herschel Dropinski
    June 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Well I definitely liked studying it. This subject provided by you is very useful for good planning.

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      ashleypaige4
      June 13, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    Little Fingers
    June 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Never visited anyone these states, good information and nice to know the beauty of other states 🙂

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      ashleypaige4
      June 13, 2012 at 1:03 am

      That’s how I feel when you post about the Northwest! I learn so much about the parks up there!

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