Monday, March 16, 2009

Wander Lust

I want to go somewhere. Just about anywhere would be OK with me.

I feel like I got cheated out of my trip to San Francisco in January. That was the mother-daughter bonding trip that was cancelled when I broke my hip.

We missed out on a March trip to Peru with our good friends and neighbors. I just got back from taking my friend KC and her husband to the airport so they can go play in Sante Fe.

Whereas my husband seems totally content to repeat his daily routine every day, I’m getting cabin fever. I find it’s nice to have a trip to look forward to every few months. And right now I have nothing planned for as long as I can see out on the horizon.

Maybe when I get distracted by the beauty of a Washington spring, I will feel more content to stay home. But for now, every jet plane going overhead beckons me to fly away.


Blogger Cyndy said...

I know the feeling. I just talked my husband out of a trip to Scandanavia this summer that we really can't afford, and cancelled another thing that I do almost every summer. I need to get out of here and I can't!

10:21 AM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

However, I heard over the weekend that airfares are dramatically lower than what they were last year. I know I would like more than most anything else to be back in France, but unless more freelance work comes D's way, it will not happen.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Your temporary lack of complete mobility is just that: temporary! So travel .......... anywhere becomes even more enticing I am sure. Hope the buds are budding on the flowering plum and the crocuses are "croaking" :)

I do miss spring on the Hill!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Maybe you can take a day-trip somewhere...Ocean City, or Skyline Drive? Someplace you can do some mild walking yet not be gone for days and days?

12:20 PM  
Blogger Fire Byrd said...

I so know what you mean.... I have to have a trip a month, whether it's a drive to friends at the sea or on a plane to Philly, has to be looked forward to for my sanity

1:34 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Cyndy -- So far I haven't committed to adult chamber music week at Chautauqua (which I've done for the past few years) because it is fairly expensive. It's a tough call on what we all can afford these days.

Tut-tut -- Back in France always sounds like a great idea. We spent 3 weeks in Provence a few years back and it was delightful.

Kate -- Yes, my mobility is not so much an issue, but we are trying to be practical about money right now, something I am not so good at.

Steve -- Now there's a good idea. There are so many things just hours outside the city by car.

Fire Byrd -- Sanity sometimes trumps money, don't you think?

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being on an eternal, infernal tight budget, I usually look at maps and travel vicariously. :-)

I'm with Steve -- day trips can be great. Especially if you do a couple of 'em back-to back, to rather different destinations.


7:18 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Anon -- Maybe it's time for another road trip with my neighborhood friends. We've been talking about a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Waters near Pittsburgh and a swing through Ohio. There are a lot of fun places to go not too far away. I should listen to you and Steve.

You are always welcome to come join me! :) I'm sure we would find plenty to do.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! :-) You already know that if I somehow get the means, I'd love to make a trip to NYC. If/when I do, I'll detour and we'll definitely have quality walkin'/talkin' time together!! Fun even just to think about...
And the thought of an architecture-themed road trip makes me drool...


2:09 AM  
Blogger karen said...

I'm with you on this one.. I'm trying to plan a trip right now! one of those carpe diem moments :)

2:47 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I cannot even begin to imagine feeling grounded by my body. I guess I'd read more and escape that way, but wow, I'd be annoyed.

5:31 PM  

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