Clueless and in need of a getaway

home is

I thought I wouldn’t need it.
Too frivolous after investing in a new-to-me car.
Wasn’t I just home in Germany last fall?
What about Izzy?
“Slacker.”

Summer is here and I keep thinking to last year’s Glenwood Springs vacation, riding the train over the prairies and the mountains, zipping around the mountain town alone on a pink PeeWee Herman bike with less oxygen for decision making than I’m used to, laughing, exploring, feet in cold rivers and sailing over a cliff. Too much fun.

Yodeling with the kids on old familiar mountains, target practice with the kids in Kentucky hills, and eating breakfast in an old hotel in Paola this winter.

And thinking about last Memorial Day’s camp out with friends … more laughing.

And Kenan, Kels, Madi and Zach around the table. Laughing.

It always comes to this. Missing the camaraderie of family and friends around a table. Around a bonfire.

Home is where the kids (and pup) are.

But I need a getaway – a change of scenery, albeit an inexpensive version. I hike, bike, swim, walk, wonder, read, wander and make friends with the people I meet.

Do you have ideas? I have a car that will get me there in more comfort than the tank-like ride of the Sweet Vibe (the Panzer-like comfort of that car will not be missed.) And I have a budget.

Good company is the sweetest bonus and wouldn’t-it-be-great. But I need a getaway even in the sweet and silence of singlehood.

Please. Populate the comments with your ideas. I have a tent if needed. I have an irrational fear of snakes and sharks. I have a bathing suit and at least a week to wander. Meals can be super simple. I would have my phone for the photo-taking capabilities. I need to mark an interior shift with some adventure and for the first time in too long, I cannot pin down an idea of where to go and what to do.

Where would you go if you needed to get away and were facing a wee bit of loneliness and a budget? 

If your idea contributes to the adventure, there is something in for you. I’m not sure what. We’ll figure that out!

Thank you in advance. 


5 thoughts on “Clueless and in need of a getaway

  1. Close to home: I personally love Lucas, KS. It’s a small artsy town with quirky people. There is lodging in Lucas & Wilson lake is nearby and offers camping sites & bike trails. Izzy would probably be welcome there too.

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    1. I visited Lucas a few years back on my way home from Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. It was so cool. Got lost in thoughts of how people are inspired to create the art and bits that make for their lives. Thank you. Could be a good place to revisit!

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  2. Hi!!

    You could try Fredericksburg here in Texas and the wineries that surround it if you’re bold or Port Aransas down the southern coast of Texas if you need a beachy area.

    If the city, then Houston is nice (minus the traffic like most places…but it’s not as bad as Los Angeles for sure).

    My father-in-law sent me a link to a story about a guy who took three days and 1600 miles to go to all of the Buc-ees here in Texas (it’s a very large convenience store with the cleanest bathrooms ever and really good jerky, fudge, snacks, etc). You could try that if you want even! Haha.

    Just the first thoughts I had.

    Still enjoy your posts. Thanks! AJ

    On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 9:03 AM Adventure and Wonder wrote:

    > allielousch posted: ” I thought I wouldn’t need it. Too frivolous after > investing in a new-to-me car. Wasn’t I just home in Germany last fall? What > about Izzy? “Slacker.” Summer is here and I keep thinking to last year’s > Glenwood Springs vacation, riding the train over the ” >

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