Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Silly Dream

Lately I have had such a silly urge to travel. And not somewhere extravagant and out of the country. Although I certainly wouldn't mind going out of the country! No, instead I have been wanting to travel around the US, finding hidden gems in every city and town, and experiencing all the different subcultures and temperatures of each place.

If I could, I would love to buy a nice, big RV, pack up the bare necessities, and just hit the road. We could go wherever we feel like going, experiencing small towns, beautiful beaches, majestic landmarks, and big cities. It just sounds like so much fun to me!

I think there are so many places to see and things to do no matter where you go. In just the past couple months, we've experienced a lot of fun things just in Ohio and Western PA. We have gone to Cedar Point twice, and ridden some of the biggest, fastest rides in the world:
We traveled to Kelley's Island and saw a beautiful, breathtaking sunset.
We visited Cleveland for a fun baseball game with the city as the backdrop
And the other day we spent exactly 1 hour in Pittsburgh visiting IKEA. And bringing home these delicious Swedish Cookies that I showed yesterday

Traveling awakens all of your senses, and I never feel more alive than when I'm in a new or different place. And there are new things to experience right around the corner, very near home, wherever home might be for you. So I have decided I want to experience as many of them as I can!

There is a small chance that this urge to travel is a result of the fact that I can't keep my mind off of my problems right now. Getting out and trying new things is not just a good distraction, but it helps my problems seem so much smaller.

Hopefully I will be lining up a few more traveling adventures before the summer is over. I have one or two in the works right now.

Where is your favorite place to visit that is close to your home?


  1. I'm with you, I always thought it would be so much fun to just tour the U.S. in an RV for a couple months! I think maybe Derek and I will do that someday when we're retired.

  2. My favorite place to go is San Diego! Love it!

  3. We are living in Delaware right now and one of the reasons we chose it over other locations is that it's about 2-3 hours from tons of places: DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia and NYC. We have only been to NYC a couple of times, but I love it and I'm hoping we can go again soon, but we're waiting 'til it's not so stinking hot and humid.

  4. Travel is a nice distraction! Praying for you still!

  5. Hmm, I wonder how far you are from the creation museum in KY. It always sounded so neat to me!

  6. Brittnay: I didn't realize the Creation Museum was in KY. (I know of it though, because the Duggars went there. haha!) I think KY is about 4 or 5 hours away, so maybe I should check it out one of these days. Road trip! haha...thanks for the suggestions :-)


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