Friday, May 23, 2008

48 hours away...

In less than 48 hrs. I should be on a plane headed for Paris, France. I will be there for a couple of days and then I will be off to spend a week in Italy. I am amazed simply at the thought of the things I have planned to see and experience. I can hardly imagine what it will be like when I am actually there. Needless to say, I am thrilled.

For a while now I have had good gut feeling that big changes were soon coming into my life, more than just exciting travel, but certainly including exciting travel. I think I know what they may be, but until the time actually comes, who's to say? One thing is for certain...this summer is going to be awesome. And it all begins in less than 48 hrs.
P.S. I have a strong feeling that I will be bumping into a good friend while in Venice!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Country Roads

Until it began to cost me near $50.00 in gas to fill up my Honda Civic, one of my favorite past times has always been taking a drive through the country down an old, winding road that I have never traveled and have no idea where it may lead.

Sometimes I find a road that is filled with little surprises: a scenic overlook, a peaceful stream, a forest that seems to know no humans, or glimpses of a bygone era. Other times I have found roads that seem to lead nowhere. Of course I am always hoping to find something interesting, some type of hidden "treasure" and end up disappointed when my drives lead me down those "nowhere" roads and I return home restless or unsettled.

The truth is that Forrest Gump's mama was right all along. Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. One thing is for certain: Unless you choose to travel life's unknown roads, you may never find those hidden treasures. Sure, you may take a few of those dead end or lead-to-nowhere roads, but if you keep on traveling, you just might choose the right road one day.

At least this is what I am telling myself nowadays, even when I keep choosing those bumpy, promising roads that lead into nothingness.

Here's a few reasons I love a country drive...