I type this as Travis and I are sitting in the Salt Lake City airport, waiting to catch a flight to Atlanta (our flight was delayed..boo!). I have SO much to say about this past weekend and all the fun that was had (and I will – I’m sure you’ll be SO over the Blend posts soon), but right now, I just felt like checking in and sharing some thoughts about TRAVEL.
I really have very little experience in this field. I’ve only ever been to a handful of states and I’ve NEVER gone out of the country (I know, I know, I know!) Before I started blogging, most of my traveling was done by car (think beach trips or camping a couple of hours away).
Even though my travel track record kind of stinks, I still know one thing. If I have any extra money in my life, I want to spend it on EXPLORING. On traveling.
- I love looking out the window on the airplane, marveling at the patchwork quilt that God so wonderfully made.
- I love road trips. I love taking my time getting somewhere and I also love sprinting like mad to arrive at a certain time (Travis-style).
- I love finding the best deals and comparing ten different travel websites.
- I love airport food and gas station food. If given the chance to stop for food before we get to the airport, I’ll say no. Road trips are the rare occasion when I’ll drink a Diet Dr. Pepper.
- I love people watching in the terminals. Wondering where that person is going or what they do for a living.
- I even like talking to seatmates on the plane (but understand that not everyone shares this sentiment and that some people even pretend to be asleep so that they don’t have to talk – yes, I believe that’s happened to me. When it does, I just scream really loudly every time we pass a cloud).
I just love it all. The destination is only part of the fun. It’s the getting there that I think I really love. And I can’t wait to share this love with my kids. To take them to National Parks and hopefully overseas. There’s something so magical about it all – discovering and exploring.
It speaks to my heart.
QUESTION: Where’s the coolest place you’ve traveled? Do you like the “getting there” part?