Prompt: Travel. How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year? [#reverb10]
I went to Tupper Lake (for a week) and Woodward, Pennsylvania (twice, for an overnight, meaning two pairs of back-to-back days of driving 7 1/2 hours). An overnight in Plymouth in a houseful of women, on the beach. A boatride in Scituate. Clearly not a big travel year. Such a cut and dry answer, I decided to post even though yesterday, said I wouldn’t.
(K. went to China six times, India once, and Korea once or twice. Not glamorous trips, but . . . )
In 2010 I’d like to go to Colorado, California, and see the Grand Canyon. Those are possibles. Wouldn’t it be lovely if I could also manage a trip to Italy (for the food, not the art), southern France, Greece, Spain, or the Caribbean? Maybe like Queen Latifah, in “The Last Holiday”, I’ll start me a ‘Book of Possibilities’. (That’s a movie I’ve decided needs to be part of my December viewing — along with Elf, and at least a portion of “It’s a Wonderful Life” — (second half is just right, I’ve learned)).
Observation about this exercise — of the three prompts I’ve done — very, very geared toward young, fresh-out-of-college people.
What exciting things did I do this year? (not travel-related?!) Grew potatoes for the first time.
Went to many nail-biting track meets for Newton South, winter and spring. Made quilts. Read a LOT of good books (that’s for another post). Got a job and worked it for half a year (still working it) (one of the benefits there? – buying shoes that cost over $29 for the third time in a decade and a half – wahoo!!). Explored Salem. Maintained one garden in Boston and installed some foundation beds here in Newton. Learned how to weave fabric strips, a la Jude Hill.
See? It’s a different question, with a much more full kind of answer.
I grew my first potatoes too and i feel the same way–it’s a very satisfying achievement 🙂
I’ve tried to post a couple of things on your blog but they have gone off to the ether…I will try again. Love the shot of the olives. I’d say you had a very busy full 2010.
Best for the new year ahead.
sorry about the bounces — when I logged on to blog just now, had to actually log in, which I don’t usually — hope that fixes it!
Arlee — you grew potatoes, too?!! it’s so easy, I wonder why I hadn’t done it before. Of course, my crop was very small. Still, I will do it again in 2011.
It was a busy year, Ginny… one of the highlights has been getting to know you!!!
I think my traveling days are pretty much over, but I still love to “travel” in books or by way of dvds and the internet. I’m finding I love memoir and biography more than fiction, too, so I am traveling back into the past more, or into someone else’s life, into their thoughts and how they went from here to there. I wish you many wonderful travels in the new year, in whatever form you take them. Happy end of one year, happy beginning of the new year. I have loved reading your posts this year. I love the quirky joy you find in day to day things, and your appealing honesty at the up and downs of life. Bless you!! xoxo Kari
Have a wonderful time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Dee, Carolyn x
Thanks for stopping by, Kari and Carolyn. Kari – at first I read “appalling honesty”, which I have been accused of from time to time in my life! Seriously, though, I appreciate your feedback and the reminder that the imagination takes us plenty of places…. I forget who said it, but I often quote her (?) to remind me of same, and that is: “A life spent reading good books is a life well-spent.”