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Our anniversary next year is our fifth. We have always done vacations for our anniversaries - Cambria, DisneyWorld, San Diego and Seattle so far. I don't want to change that, but I want this one in May to be a bit more special since it's the big Oh-Five. =)

Now the traditional gift for the fifth anniversary is wood, so I figured I should work that into this somehow. Maybe a cabin in the woods somewhere? We're not too big into camping and whatnot... Washington for the Cherry Trees? Nope - wrong time of year for that. California Redwoods? I dunno. I figure I'd shoot something out to you all and see if you had any brilliant ideas, or tell me if I'm just crazy for thinking this way...

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msmcfeeley
Sep. 19th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Connecticut is the 5th state, go there!

If you want to stay near redwoods, you should go to Sonora, CA to the place I stayed on my vacation.... if you dropped my name maybe you'd get a discount .. it's like being in a camping area but with all the amenities of a real house. But it's in the woods :) http://www.bellacollina.net/
riversidedimple
Sep. 19th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Northern California seems like a logical way to go for the 5th anniversary. My suggestion? Why not head up to Eureka, and maybe take a scenic tour of Redwood National Park about 30 minutes north of there, if you haven't done so already. It's absolutely gorgeous, and I would recommend it. =)

Plus, you also get the nice coastal scenery! I thought it was a romantic place last time I was up there, so maybe that's a thought?

BTW, sorry I've been terrible in my visits! Once things calm down for me, I may make a stop there if you're home.
drbear
Sep. 19th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
The Grant Wood museum in Iowa?

Willie Wood's plaque at the Packer Hall of Fame?

Grand Rapids, home of TV station WOOD?

jelly_doughnut
Sep. 19th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
The Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg is one big log cabin! There is also a lot of historical sites made of wood!

2ndavemusic
Sep. 19th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
First off, I'm going to avoid any "giving your wife wood" jokes.

I'm in favor of a CT visit, but only selfishly.

The Redwoods makes great sense to me. Or a Wine Country tour--some lovely oak barrels, perhaps?
zarchasmpgmr
Sep. 19th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ja, go for California's Great NorthWest. Maybe rent a house at Sea Ranch for a few days. Go to Eureka/Arcata. Swing back through the wine country - the Real Wine Country, Amador County.

Then you can stop by here and say Hi. :-)
mizcrank
Sep. 19th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Tahoe?
dmota104
Sep. 20th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
I'm a bit partial to East Tennessee -- Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, places like that. Family and I used to live in Knoxville.

My niece and her husband honeymooned there in a cabin last year. And they certainly weren't roughing it. It had a jacuzzi, HDTV and other perks.
researchguy
Sep. 23rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Beats me. For our 25th, a week ago tomorrow, my lovely wife and I exchanged annversary cards and went out to an Italian dinner at our favorite place for such occasions. I gave her a very nice flower arrangement (delivered to her office a few days in advance), and she gave me an "edible arrangement" of strawberries and pineapple (some of the pineapple with a partial coating of chocolate). And on the day itself I bought her a GPS device for her to use in her car (a Garmin). We looked for the gizmos at Costco and at WalMart, and she picked one of the Garmin models at WalMart. At least I managed to surprise her with that. Not romantic, but she will use it a lot, especially on trips out of town.
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