Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SCT #5 Recap

My favorite part about being single is all the fun trips I get to take with my friends. Yes, I realize that when you tie the knot of holy matrimony you are able to take trips with your friends too. However, I’m not married, hence why I’m single, so I have no idea how that whole thing works. But I do know about being single and taking trips.

Several years ago I decided, instead of sulking about being single I should embrace my singleness. Five years ago, I came up with SCT, Single Crazy Trips. Actually, I didn’t come up with the name, my CA friend DJ offered the name. I liked it, so it’s stuck.
SCT is….every year I reward myself for making it through another year of singleness with a trip. In the past my SCT have allowed me to… go skiing in Utah, lay out in Hawaii, cheered USA on at the Winter Olympics, and get lost in Times Square.
This past year was my 5 year anniversary of SCT. I thought about doing one big huge trip, but because of school I opted for five small trips, in honor of SCT # 5. Blogger World, I’d like to recap SCT #5….

1. Dallas, TX- One year ago, a few friends and I jumped the Oklahoma boarder to head to Dallas. It was a fun weekend of shopping, state fairs, Lion King, and more shopping. It was a great weekend trip.
2. Fayetteville, AR- During the peak of football season the Fam and I headed to see our beloved Hogs beat Baylor. Yes, we went a Baylor game. The tickets were easier to find and cheaper. We had to get five tickets. By the way, this was when my parents sat in awesome seats and sent their daughters up to Hog Heaven. Oh and Hog Heaven is a nice way of saying we sat in the nose bleed section!
3. Portland, OR- This is how the Portland trip came about.
Sister #1- I need a vacation.
Me- Me too.
Sister #1- Want to go somewhere?
Me- Sure.
Sister #1- Here are plan tickets/hotel for less than $300.
Me- Where?
Sister #1- Portland
Me- Works for me, book it.
Sister #1- Ok, we are going to Portland.
There you have it. Sister #1 and I decided, booked, and planned our Portland trip in less than 30 minutes. God bless the Internet. Portland was another great weekend trip. We ate great food, shopped like crazy at Niketown, and saw our wonderful friend Tabs.
4. Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Ahh the beach. This too was another relaxing weekend trip. I believe we were only in FL for 24 hours, but who cares I got a rockin’ tan that lasted for months! The Cousin, Sister #1, and I spent one full day laying out and reading. It was wonderful. The three of us decided the trip must be a yearly thing!
5. Austin, TX- This trip was another TX weekend. I’m sure you all remember my Austin trip. The one where I hung out with Matthew and Lance? Right, I won’t bore you with the details of rubbing shoulders with the famous. This trip was a fun weekend with my dad which included a great 6 mile race.

SCT #5 was a huge hit. I was able to take five weekend trips with many cool people. Today starts the beginning of SCT #6 season. Yea, I don’t know why I decided to start the season in Oct? SOOO where is SCT #6 going to take me? I’m happy to report it’s already being planned. SCT #6 is going to be HUGE. Huge I tell you!


TC said...

So... still want to be considered for my new travel partner? I think I could handle getting in on SCT #6...

Though I think I have to figure out a way to sell a kidney or something on the black market to pay for everywhere I want to go as it is. But seriously... I should just start eating ramen, right? I mean, who wants/needs fruits and veggies anyway?

Holly said...

I love that you did five small trips for SCT#5 (although Florida and Portland aren't really "small" trips). Anyway, as I already know the destination for SCT #6 I can't wait to hear more details!

Renee said...

oh that sounds like a load of fun. DH & I haven't done any CTs (note: I dropped the single part ;) ) for quite some time. Our last trip was when DD was 7...shoot, that's been 3 years now. We left her with the granma and flew out the vegas.

We still do the quick thinking part though... I got an email from Frontier that they had flights on sale. DH had a work trip planned... I booked the flight to meet him at the end of his trip on Southwest cuz it was even bag charges!

monamachel1 said...

The beach was awesome and we HAVE to go again this year!!
I think I know where you are going and I am sure you will have a blast. I think though SCT #7 needs to be Greece!!! I have started learning the language!!

Scotty said...

I think this is a pretty awesome idea.

Renee said...

re your comment...that post last night was about the Church service last night. See DD has to attend Wed night service for her confirmation class. Most of the folks who are there on Wednesday nights are there for the confirmation class. That's what upset me about the presentation. The kids are required to be there and then to show them that. grrr

LB said...

I envy you for being able to take SCTs :) I would love to take a long weekend in Kansas City. Please allow me to live vicariously through you? I can't wait to see where your journeys take you!

Also, you commented on my professionalism. It's only there for my amusement!

Kara said...

New Zealand! Or maybe Sydney ;) You have to come play down here!

OK Chick said...

TC-I would love to be your travel partner. I know you can handle SCT #6. How do you feel about sushi???

Scotty- Thanks.

Kara- NZ or Australia would be way fun.

TC said...

Well, I prefer my fish cooked, but I have a "try anything once" (food wise) philosophy...

TC said...

Um, wow, so I was just chatting online with JC when it came to me that come January it'll have been four years since I used my passport. That's not acceptable behavior. I'm disappointed in myself.

In other words, I must get out of the US in 2009!

(And clearly PR didn't count, as I didn't need a passport.)