Monday, March 06, 2006

Monday Musings #2

This past week has been such a drain on the brain with everyone sick and no energy. I was thinking today that I need a vacation. I know I know. It’s not like I work outside the home. I’m home, but I homeschool, occasionally clean and various other things that need to be done. It can get cumbersome so that you want to run off, even for a day. I’ve never been out of the United States, unless you count a 2 hour jaunt to Tijuana to shop (over the California border.) I dream of traveling to places such as Spain, Italy and the south of France. I want to see parts of Asia, see animals in Africa and visit Australia and it’s Great Barrier Reef. I especially want to visit Fiji and Tahiti since they sound so isolated and relaxing. I want to do it all, but I don’t want to wait until I’m 70 and grouchy. Maybe someday.

Now the kids and I joke that ‘All Roads Lead to Walmart’, but I suspect after you’ve been on a good exhausting vacation, ‘All Roads Lead Home’. I just want to actually GO on the vacation first…

Where will your travels take you this week? Need a break like me? Where would you like to go? Any recent vacations that were particularly enjoyable you want to document? Do you have a different sort of journey in mind? Share it with me.

Travel Quotes To Get Your Creativity Traveling...

  • The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. AugustineI travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  • I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full. ~Lord Dunsany
  • A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu
  • Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ~Anatole France
  • Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca
  • I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lillian Smith
  • Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. ~Ray Bradbury
  • I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. ~Mark Twain

(Picture is of my family, Jekyll Island, Georgia 2005. Girls first glimpse of the ocean, ever.)


Turquoise CRO said...

OMG!!! First time ever??!! How did they LOVE it?? I am PINE-ING for the Beach right now! We were just talking about it yesterday! Our family vacations were always to the beautiful beach!and now that they are all grown they go theirselves with friends, it's the BEST vacation ever, returning to the Ocean is like returning home! My oldest son and his gal are going next week!!!AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

gg said...

I liked your idea of different journeys. I've been an artist all my life, very independent and can say ... I made enough $$ with it to halfway support our family for many years. NOW, at 47 ... my journey consist of being able to "get up" and move every morning. I've coping with many problems associate with Fibromyalgia, lower and upper neck pain from 2 car accidents (a year apart), depression from having to move our 18-year old son out of our home ... (he's bipolar and has many problems that I could no longer manage) ... and I have Sarcodosis in my lungs ... which makes walking very painful sometimes. I "dream" of living on the beach before I die! It's my favorite place to be in the whole wide world. Right now ... it's an eleven hour drive in several directions! I too would love to visit some of the places you mentioned. But ... having more pain free days would be the best vacation I could wish for! Never take one "healthy" precious second of your life for granted!

Sometimes in the winter, for a mini escape .. I would go to a indoor garden center and walk around wishing I was in some tropical garden! LOL!
smiles, gg
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~~ Twyla Tharp"

Bonni said...

Gorgeous photo...head on down this way and we'll go to Jekyll, k?