Once for work. I am going to Southern Oregon- Ashland. Have not been there before. The farthest South I have been is Florence and that was the coast. I think Medford is a bit inland. I have heard nice things about Ashland. Medford is the the ugly step sister to Ashland. I will let you know what I think when I get back.
From Ashland I go to Bend. Central Oregon. Hopefully the snow will be done and it will be easy travel between the two. Looking forward to some time alone and also to see some friends and family in Bend.
Second trip or technically the third trip is back to MI at the end of the month. My Dad is loosing his battle with Cancer. I need to go home and be with him. Looking forward to seeing my sisters as well. Might squeeze in a friend or two as well.
All of this travel is going to be nice as it's been a long time. The hard part is my little guy is going to stay home with his Dad. I have never been away from him so this is going to be total torture. My little work trips will be the test for the week I am in MI.
Parenting is about teaching our little ones how to be and act. I know this is going to be good for all of us as I cannot always be there for him. He will have to know that others can take care of him just as well and that I will come back. At the end of it all he will probably do great and all my worry and tears will have been for nothing. Then I can cry about why he didn't miss me. :(
Most parents I talk to think this is a good thing to get away, relax, be myself. It's super hard for me to feel okay with it all. It's going to be a growing experience for me.
I will report back on my thoughts of Ashland and also if I survived being way from my little guy. Wish me luck!