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?
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.