Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Dream...

I've had many dreams in my life. Writing has always been its centerpiece, but there others. I hide them mostly, but one has slipped past my zipped lips. As most of you know I love travel. No, rather I LOOOOVVVVEEEE travel. I miss the days of packing a suitcase, slipping it in the trunk, throwing the ice chest in the backseat and heading down the open highway. Do you remember those times? Essentially it was BK...Before Kids.

Traveling with young children is like solving a Rubik's Cube without pulling the stickers from the cube or prying the cube apart. My sister-in-law can solve the silly thing in 5 matter how long it takes us to mess it up....we hate her....Just Kidding!!! You spend what amounts to half a day packing and repacking the car until you manage to fit everything, including the kitchen sink, into the trunk of a Toyota Tercel. Even Master Packers crack under the pressure of traveling with small children.

When I traveled for the first time without my family...a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. No worrying about anyone else, but myself. So incredibly worth it. I will never forget that trip. Traveling with just hubby to Italy was an incredible adventure I will never forget. It was fun and I was able to soak in the history of the world. Standing in places such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum or the Sistine changes you. Studying the incredible precision in which Michelangelo's David was created. It takes your breath away.

My main dream is to travel all over the world, taking pictures and soaking in the Earth's culture....however hubby and I are planning a new dream. Someday, we will travel all over North America, experiencing the incredible beauty there is to see all over the US and Canada together. After we get the kids through college we'll put away for something a little more selfish...a motorhome. No plans of where we will travel. We'll simply pull out a map and go....complete and total freedom. We'll travel some spring,all summer, and return sometime in the fall. An adventure of epic proportions. We have a few friends who are thinking of doing the same thing. It could be fun.

So my question is....if you could go anywhere...see anything in North America...what would it be? I'm taking notes!!!


Nicole said...

Well, the Northern Lights in Alaska and Canada, The Grand Canyon, The Statue of Liberty and New York City, "Falling Water" house by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, MOMA and Met in NY, Washington DC, Boston... these are just a few I can think of off the top of my head.

Nicole said...

Oh I completely forgot to mention the ruins I would like to see in Mexico, although I think that might count as Central America so I'm not sure if that counts.

Jen said...

I want to see Nauvoo...really, really bad!