weekend getaway

  1. Recentely my wonderful husband suggested I take my mother on a weekend getaway. Just the two of us, some of you may be thinking YUCK, but I actually have a wonderful relationship with my mom and the trip sounds great. I have only one problem. Where do we go? I hoping some of you out there could give us some ideas. I live in South Carolina. Mom lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. We thought about maybe Nashville, or some other mountain place. Mom thought of Arizona, neither of us have been out west.
    My husband suggested a 3 day cruise. Mom also suggested New York City and David Letterman show. Tell me about your favorite get away so we can pick a great place to go. Thank you for your time.:roll
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  3. by   NurseDennie
    Nahville Indiana, maybe. We've got no mountains in Nashville, TN!!!

    For a weekend? Nashville still might not be a bad choice. If you go to New York, DC or Chicago, you're going to feel pressured to be OUT THERE, doing stuff, seeing museums, etc., etc., etc.

    Nashville is more laidback, not that much to do, not that much to see. Oh, enough to keep you busy if you want to, but not enough that you think what am I doing here, resting, when the (fill in the blank) is going on and I'm missing it?

    I think the cruise is a great idea. Shows, food, being pampered. Sounds like a winner to me!!

    Congratulations. What a cool thing for a hubby to do.


  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    how 'bout disneyland, orlando, florida?
  5. by   beckymcrn
    Great ideas! Thank you. Keep em coming. If it makes any difference we are planning on November.
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  7. by   live4today
    Well now, since you mentioned traveling during the month of November, you will probably want to take your mother some place warm and sunny, right?

    If your mom wants warm rays of sunshine, take her to Vegas. If your mom wants cool mountain weather and likes country music, take her to Nashville and Gatlinburg, TN. My mother wants to live in Nashville one day, right now she's in Georgia. I love Tennessee, especially Gatlinburg and Nashville!

    Is it warm in The Bahamas in November? If so, that's a gorgeous place to visit. An Alaskan cruise in November would be nice, too! It all depends on what your mother's interest are. Can you tell us something about what she likes?
  8. by   leesonlpn
    Come to Canada. $1000 dollars american is $1630 dollars canadian. (Our beer has more alcohol content, and you'll be amused at the random sightings of moose in grocery stores.)Kind of like canadian Juan Valdez(columbian coffee commercial)
  9. by   Jenny P
    Believe it or not, my 19 Y/O daughter and I try to do a weekend getaway (we call it a RUNAWAY) every year just to re-connect with each other. Best one yet: Sioux Falls, So. Dak. where we went hot air ballooning and on a tour of the hot air/cold air/inflatable balloon factory there (but I had a special "in" there; I don't know how many people get to do that).
    Another favorite was Duluth, Mn. where we found some amazing antique stores and thoroughly enjoyed their railroad museum with their dining cars' displays of different place settings and dishes.
    Neither of those places would be very suitable for the month of November, though.
    I understand that a lot of older people love Bramson, Mo.

    The main thing that you need to do is think about what both your Mom and you REALLY enjoy doing together and do something that you both like. It wouldn't do to take her to, say, a country western music concert if she HATES country western music! Same goes for a cruise if she'd love it but you get seasick! Find something that you both would love.

    Good luck and have fun!
  10. by   nightingale
    Vegas - cheap food

    Vegas - lots to do

    Vegas - beautiful hotels at reasonable prices

    Cruise - sounds very relaxing

    try taking turns visiting each others state capitol... lots to do yet home to one of you when you just want to sit back and chill....

    I think it is wonderful you are going with your Mom.. I want to do that with my daughter.... what a great idea... we did have a forced get-a-way in Vail one year when we got snow bound... she still talks about it....

    Have fun and smell the roses in whatever you do... keep it open ended and just enjoy each other....

  11. by   beckymcrn
    Thank you for all the great replys! There are all great. Someone asked what do we like. We are actually similar in our travel respects we have both pretty much stayed east our whole lives. The farest either of us have been west is Ohio, actually mom has been to Indiana. We are both pretty close in age she is 17 yrs older than me, and not old enough to retire. I kind of wanted to get some general information on great places to visit so we can lay our cards on the table and pick one. Thank you again