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Travel

Travel, I absolutely love it!

My bucket list has several destinations that I wish to see before I’m Heaven bound.

The Dakota’s, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii, Paris, Italy and on and on.  That list is long, to say the least.

This blog is on road trip travel.

I can’t say I’m an avid traveler, although I sure wish I could I be.

But I have been a few places, major destinations:  Florida, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and all the states in between that you travel through to get there.

Sometimes the interstates work well for me.

You can get there so much faster, but it seems like it is you and thousands of other travelers all flying down that freeway together. 

I’m not the biggest fan of that many cars, but one thing I do like is you can count on rest areas and exits along the way.

Then there are the back roads and the state highways.

I love to travel on them!!!!!   

Sure it is slower, but it is also more scenic and serene.

You never really know where a store may pop up in between those little towns and communities if the need should arise.

But my husband and I really like the scenic route, and it is usually so worth the ride.

We will be traveling along and see a store or some kind of shop and just stop and check it out.

Simple times, and simple things to do as you meander down the road to your destination.

Then there are the hotel stays.  It’s funny how your taste changes as you age.

In our younger days, we were fine with Days Inns, Quality Inns, etc.

Now, we have moved up to the Hampton Inns and the Hiltons.

I guess its just maturity and being more financially stable to choose what you want, which is a great thing.

Food, travel, and restaurants go hand in hand. 

 A lot of takeouts, and of course a Waffle House visit for a breakfast along the way, and definitely some Dunkin Donuts tea, and Starbucks and McDonald’s caramel frappes.

I absolutely love caramel frappes, thanks to my youngest granddaughter, even though they are loaded in calories!

The rest usually, just whatever we are in the mood for at that time.

And the people, I don’t think I ever meet a stranger, I say hi to everybody.

I’ve discovered a lot of folks will just ignore you, bless their cold hearts; but some will smile or say hi.  

But…. some will just stop and chat, those are my favorite kinds of folks.  

I love talking to people, kindness goes a long way to people, friends, strangers, and travelers.

I guess that’s enough for now, gonna think about the next road trip to take.

Well yall, till next time…..  

Happy travels!!!!!!

 

Staycation Days

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Have any of you ever took a staycation?

That’s what hubby and I are doing for a few days.

The funny thing is, we started out with plans for a vacation, but we couldn’t agree together where we wanted to go.

I thought a cabin in the mountains to hibernate… he thought let’s go to Carolina to see family…

I thought let’s take a road trip up to Virginia, we couldn’t decide….

Soooooo, we both agreed just a few vacation days at home, to just rest and ramble around.

We’ve been working on the house after a pipe broke, which has been a nightmare and exhausting.

But God always brings good out of bad. So now all is done, just time to rest from all of it.

So here we are, on a staycation.

Today’s journey…. Resaca Georgia to the civil war battlegrounds… just a place to go, hubby’s idea of course. But it will be enjoyable, I suppose???

What’s next for another day, I think some retail therapy in Blue Ridge Georgia together, and maybe scope out some of the cabins for that mountain retreat I suggested to begin with. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

UPDATE: If you decide to visit Resaca for the battlegrounds, please don’t go through the week, it’s only open Friday and the Weekends.

I didn’t think to check that before we went…

Didn’t expect a historical park to be closed…. but oh well….

That’s life, to expect the unexpected!

What have I learned from a staycation?

It is very relaxing, your body gets used to slower days, sleeping in, no schedule, no deadlines.

I really enjoyed it, much more than I thought I would.

No packing, no traveling, no hotels, no traffic…. pretty good way to spend time off work.

I’ll have to do it again,……………….

and probably even a few more times!!!

Just a Drive

Travel…… I love it!!!

Some places I seem to gravitate to again and again….. others only a time or two…but they all leave such a lasting impression or memory!!!

Do any of you ever just decide to take a drive out of the blue?

No Destination… No Agenda… No Set Time to be Anywhere… Just Simply a Drive……

I love to, I always have. There have been so many times I’d just wake up and think it’s a great day for a drive! You hop in the car and just go.

Where to?        Anywhere.

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I’ve made it as simple as just riding around town, looking at homes and their landscaping, getting ideas of things I like..

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Sometimes, head out towards where I grew up, to go down “memory lane” so to speak….. stopping here and there just to think about different times in my life.

Maybe take off to the city for some serious retail shopping… and then just riding around looking at the various little shops and such.

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I love a ride up through the mountains, just simply to enjoy God’s nature that He blessed us with.

Sometimes simply a drive up to the river to toss stones and enjoy the serenity.

And once in a while, I’ll take a drive that takes a few hours, just because you read about a place, and think ” hmmmmm, gonna check that out.”

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See, you can go a million different directions when you just decide to take a drive out of the blue…

For me, I find it absolutely one of the greatest things to do, just to simply unwind, see new places, enjoy “me” time, or just because…. well…. you just want to.

So I hope you will get out and travel a bit too!!!

Whether by plane, boat, car, bus, taxi, bicycle or even on foot…whatever you preferred way might be……

Whether you go around the world, to the next state, a nearby town, or just down the road, or even just around the block

You can always make it an Adventure.          

Happy Travels!!!!!!!

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