Why do so many people love traveling? I’m sure that everyone has their own reasons. For me, it’s a number of things. I’m a life-long learner, and exploring new places is always a great learning experience. I also love meeting new people and talking to them about their lives and livelihoods. Trying new things is also part of the adventure of travel. Whether it’s horseback riding, walking in woods and parks where I’ve never been before, or trying new restaurants, they are all adventures.
When I first started Two Grannies on the Road, the idea was to travel across the U.S. That is still a goal. But circumstances were such that it hasn’t happened yet, at least to the degree that I would have liked. But after much thought, I realized that even going to nearby towns to explore their history, culture, landscape and food fulfilled my desire for learning new things, meeting new people, and trying new things. So what if I only traveled two hours, or even thirty minutes, away?
What’s funny is that we discover things that people who live in the town that we’re exploring didn’t even know about! That’s really fun.
Making the decision to visit every city and town right here in Massachusetts was not at all a compromise of my original goal. Instead, it’s a way of taking steps toward that goal while fitting it into the rest of my life. And I really believe that the cross-country travel will happen in time!
Luckily, Marcia felt the same way, and we’re having a blast! And that’s really what it’s all about.
Don’t be afraid to pursue your goals, whatever they are. It’s never too late. Think outside the box and make it happen!