My mother and I are going to take a vacation together, but we are having a hard time determining where to go or what to do.... Any ideas for us? We both enjoy the outdoors, was thinking of maybe doing white water rafting or kayaking.... we both hike so that would be an option as well. My mother is actually in better shape than I am so no real physical limitations. I do not have a passport, but I suppose I can get one if we would want to leave the US borders, but then it would most likely only be Canada, perhaps Mexico or the like, no large scale international travel, we just don't have that type of time, thinking more along the lines of 5 days or so. Unfortunately we both have already traveled the US extensively, so there isn't really any place I can think to go to that we haven't already been. We have discussed San Francisco - I haven't been there since 1988, and I would like to go the Alcatraz tour, but other than that I don't really have a huge draw to go to California. I also considered Washington D.C. I was last there in 1990 and 1998, but only did the museums on the 1990 trip and then it was very rushed. However, both of these places don't really have a "wow" factor to them.... perhaps I'm trying to come up with something bigger than it needs to be, the purpose of the trip is to spend time together seeing that we normally only see each other 2X's a year and only for a few days each trip. So do you have any ideas for us?