Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Five - Last Minute Change of Plans


When we were in Washington state last summer, we had plans to take a ferry across the strait to British Columbia, a short day trip, over in the morning, wander around, have lunch and back in the afternoon.  The night before J had trouble sleeping.  It happens sometimes. It well into the wee hours of the morning before he was solidly asleep.  I got up the next morning, leaving him to sleep and went for a walk, watched the morning ferry come and go, and made reservations for an afternoon whale watching tour. It turned out to be a spectacular afternoon.  

This weeks Sunday five: 
1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? 
2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? 
3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? 
4: What do you do if you find a museum or attraction is unexpectedly closed? 
5: As you get older, are you more flexible, or more likely to be upset when things change at the last minute? 

My answers: 
1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? Obviously, I have been known to declare a day off in the middle of a trip. 
2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? Only a few times, a couple of times because of work issues, once because of health, and a couple of trips this year because of  - well you know. 
3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? I have written about this once before. Back in the summer of 1990 I was living in Florida, I bought a new Honda Accord, I took a week off and started driving north uncertain if I was going to the mountains of western North Carolina or up the east coast.  Someplace in Georgia I stayed on I-95 and ended up in Washington DC. 
4: What do you do if you find a museum or attraction is unexpectedly closed? Walk around the corner to see what we would have missed if the museum had been open. 
5: As you get older, are you more flexible, or more likely to be upset when things change at the last minute? I have mellowed, I am more flexible than I was before - I must have been a real pain when I was younger.  

Please share your answers in the comments. 

19 comments:

  1. 1, 2,3 yes! 4- I find a pub to go to knock back a few. 5 I have always been laid back, I go with the flow...why rush.

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  2. 1: yes
    2: no
    3: no
    4: keep on walking; there are other things to see/do
    5: flexible; you HAVE to be or you give yourself a heart attack

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    1. I was wound so tight, it is a miracle I survived past 40

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  3. Fantastic photo!
    1. Yes and quite often lately.
    2.Once several years ago because of an illness and of course, about two months ago.
    3. I've only done that around or near town. I love to just get in the car and drive with no destination in mind.
    4. Head somewhere else or walk the neighborhood.
    5. Much more flexible.

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    1. Thanks, I think this is the best photo from the trip, there was only one whale, and he/she was not real active.

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  4. "I have mellowed, I am more flexible than I was before - I must have been a real pain when I was younger." For the sake of my marriage, I will only say that this does seem to be the case. 😘

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    1. If you had met me in my 20's, you might have run screaming.

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    2. very diplomatic, hamster. (applause)

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  5. 1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? I have been known to do that.

    2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? Just once, but it was an emergency. And we rescheduled for a few months later.

    3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? Not on a vacation, but on a day trip we sometimes like to see where the road takes us.

    4: What do you do if you find a museum or attraction is unexpectedly closed? It's a bummer, but generally there's something else to do, especially if it's a trip to someplace I've never been.

    5: As you get older, are you more flexible, or more likely to be upset when things change at the last minute? We try to stay flexible, otherwise a trip can be ruined.

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    1. I should sleep late more often

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  6. 1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? Since retirement, I have fewer plans! If we have an appointment, I shut off the alarm when it rings and get out of bed immediately. If we have nothing planned, I still set the alarm (don't have any idea why), but I will often turn it off an sleep longer. Weirdly, if I get up naturally, I feel worse than when I get out of bed immediately when the alarm goes off.
    2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? I don't think so.
    3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? No, I am an extreme planner, and if we are headed somewhere I have the itinerary worked out, what I will wear each day, etc. A real type A.
    4: What do you do if you find a museum or attraction is unexpectedly closed? Find something else to do.
    5: As you get older, are you more flexible, or more likely to be upset when things change at the last minute? Probably less flexible, which is saying something, because I was pretty inflexible before!

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  7. I quit setting alarm clocks about 11 years ago, only use one if I have an early meeting or flight. Surprisingly the world didn't end, when I quit setting a clock.

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  8. 1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? Absolutely.
    2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? Yep.
    3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? We've often headed out for a drive during the day and randomly chosen someplace to stop, but we've never done an overnighter without planning.
    4: What do you do if you find a museum or attraction is unexpectedly closed? We find something else to do.
    5: As you get older, are you more flexible, or more likely to be upset when things change at the last minute? Definitely more flexible.

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    1. The week long trip without a clear destination in mind, was unusual for me. Based on when and who I was traveling with, I was probably unsuccessfully searching for happiness.

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  9. 1: Do you sometimes change plans and sleep late? if I do the former I don't do the later
    2: Have you ever cancelled a trip at the last minute? yes, from sickness
    3: Have you ever left home on a trip, and not known where you were going? no

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    1. The older I get, the more spontaneous I seem to be.

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  10. 1. Change plans yes, sleep late, never.
    2. I can't remember cancelling a trip last minute.
    3. I've never not known where I am going.
    4. "It's closed!" Kick the door.
    5. Being more flexible brings peace of mind. I try.

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    1. I have seen people kick the door.

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