Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Has traveling lost it's buzz?
We took the boys to NYC for three nights, we returned home yesterday.
It was a very enjoyable trip with a full highlight reel! We had a great time...it's just that...this time...(not complaining here)...NYC seemed more aggravating than invigorating. Yes, we had a great time with only one major meltdown (at nap time). We will go back. It's just something inside me failed to launch.
When we went to LA, I enjoyed the trip, but I didn't get that high. I thought, "LA isn't New York"...Except, New York wasn't New York either.
I am not sure how to define the thrill I expected. If you get a travel buzz, you know what I am talking about.
Now, if I can't rely on traveling to lift my spirits - not from down in the dumps, but from the ordinary into the stratosphere. If I can't get a charge out of traveling, perhaps I need to:
- seek an adrenaline rush, skydive! (or any other daring activity typically associated with a mid life crisis)
- enjoy this new even temperament, call it a benefit of aging or experience
- go on grander trips: Peru, Asia, Arctic, Africa
- go on trips where there is a point, something beyond being a tourist
Am I dissapointed? Because I got to spend the weekend in NYC? Of course not!! Like I said, it was a nice time. I guess I am moaning over the loss of my wild fancies and mood swings. I didn't expect to give them up - I thought they were a part of me!
ps. Is this what it's like to be a grown up?
pps. while in the hotel, we made a city out of the airplane barf bags, and when we got home, we made a few more big city blocks from lunch bags
ppps. I got the shot! I wanted to take a photo that I loved enough to hang, and well, I got the shot! Will share when I get it printed!!