Sunday, November 22, 2015
Get Away To The Adventures
Can a trip I have made 50 times still be an adventure? I can remember the second time I went to Florida, I was about 14, and very-very excited. The first time I was about 3 - and I don't remember that trip. I remember seeing oranges growing in someone's front yard, palm trees and my first view of the Gulf of Mexico (I don't think we made it to the Atlantic that trip.) We went to Walt Disney World that trip, the Magic Kingdom had only been open for a few months. With in a couple of years, my family was wintering in Florida, I was making the trip at least once sometimes twice a year. I moved there and lived there for almost 20 years, then moved away. And started going back to Florida several times a year. It has grown routine. Nothing that I get excited about. I can be packed and on my way in 30 minutes or less, driving or flying and renting a car I don't need a map or GPS, I know the way.
It always surprises me when I talk to someone who is all excited about a trip to Florida. Sometimes their first trip, sometimes their 20th, and they are all excited. Oh well. Been there, and ready to go back anytime, but not the highlight of my life.
And yet, I still find adventure. There are things to see and do, the sights and smells of the semi tropics. Travel is always a change from the day to day routine, into a new routine, even in familiar places it is a change of landscape. Maybe, I'll see alligators this trip.