Friday, January 23, 2009

Sleeping Around -Making Room for Adventure

I'll just sit here for a minute and let the picture that's in your head settle in ;)

Okay... what I'm really talking about is something a little different. A while ago, Michael posted a meme about where you rested your little head last year. Sleeping around, get it? My list is pretty lame:

Birmingham, Alabama
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Porter, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois

I think that's it.

Next year will be better. I'm trying really hard to make room for small affordable adventures. In two weeks, I will be going to Orlando. OK, it's for work, but there's an ocean close by, and I intend to see it. The kids and I are going to the Wisconsin Dells in February. In March, I'll be heading back to Alabama. In September, the sibs are going to Tallahatchie Flats in Mississippi to commune with our Delta roots. I'm going to camp a few times this summer; there's the Tuscany trip. I'm taking a kayaking class starting on Monday, and another small trip will probably result from that. I might get to do some traveling to present a paper -cross your fingers about that one.

I don't want to do frantic "get on the bus" traveling, but I do want to stretch my boundaries. I think people travel in order to get lost -to feel what it feels like to be "not at home". By doing that, you learn what's important about home. Or possibly, you learn what's not serving you at home.

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7 comments:

sabellak said...

I'm not sure I even want to think about how many places I slept around last year. A probably partial list - several of these got multiple trips:

Horse Cave, KY
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Cleveland, OH
Madison, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Des Moines, IA
Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh, PA

This year should be somewhat more interesting - in addition to return trips to most of the above list (or at least the KY, IN and OH ones), I've got work conferences in San Antonio and Boston. And probably a trip to St. Louis.

Loretta_S said...

In the last year, I haven't slept anywhere but at home and once at work (snow related). Sad really. I'm applying for a new passport this week. I've got to get OUT.

Patrice said...

I did well in that regard last year...

Decatur, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Nashville, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Cancun, Mexico
Grand Cayman Island
Middle of the ocean (cruise ship)
Miami, Florida
Siesta Key, Florida
Laguna Beach, California
Las Vegas, Nevada

Patrice said...

Whoops! I forgot the most important ones!
Chicago, Illinois and
DeKalb, Illinois!

sabellak said...

Hmm, I forgot that we went to Vegas last year. How on earth do you forget that?!

Loretta_S said...

Well, they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Apparently your memory was wiped before you left.

Sydney said...

I throughly enjoyed giggling from the title and the first line or two. You got me.