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WPC – Wanderlust

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ― Dalai Lama

This week, share a photo that represents travel to you. Whether you’re crossing borders or visiting a nearby neighborhood for the first time, we would love to see how you capture these new environments and interactions!

“because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” ~ Jack Kerouac ~

Wanderlust – A strong desire to travel or wander. Yep, that’s me. I have lived in five states, over twenty apartments, owned and sold three homes and one mobile home. You might say I was born with a gypsy soul.

My dream has been to visit all 50 states. A few years ago my sister and I had the opportunity to travel together on a cruise ship to Alaska, our first time traveling together since childhood. Alaska was the last new state to mark off the list leaving only 8 more states on my list to explore. While visiting this beautiful state we shared many adventures – snorkeling, a train ride into the mountains, seeing a glacier, zip lining and many more.

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” ~ D. H. Lawrence ~

 

When I discovered that I could zip line through the canopy of Tongrass National Forest I was so excited. Once at the top of the platform, looking out into the temperate rainforest, tears filled my eyes. It was overwhelming to know that I was actually experiencing such an adventure. I had been zip lining once in the Adirondacks but nothing as exciting as gliding along the rainforest canopy.

When on an adventure, time has no meaning. We stood in line for over a half an hour to buy a coffee at the original Starbucks – my sister doesn’t even drink coffee. To entertain you while you wait, young people rotating to share their talents on violins, guitars, and singing. We also stopped at Pike Place Fish Market to watch employees throwing fish to one another. There were many times we both were overwhelmed with emotion and I shall never forget the experience shared with my sister.

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Love and Light!

 


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My first post was air travel, this post is car travel. My son purchased a 1989 Porsche and stopped over to give us a rife. It was a bit cold riding with the top down but we had fun letting our hair fly free in the breeze. I travel quite a bit for work and while traveling take my time to stop and stretch, check out the sights, and snap pictures with my cell when I see something interesting. On one rainy trip north I was traveling behind a tractor-trailer and noticed a rainbow following along behind the truck. I thought it must be a sign of good luck so I snapped a couple of photos. On another trip, thinking the snow was behind us for another year I was surprised when I was traveling to the north country and ran into a snow storm. It was beautiful so I snapped a couple of photos with my cell and then stopped to capture some with my camera.

I love traveling in my car and have only eight more states to travel to in the United States. Of course, I had to travel by air to visit Washington and Alaska, and will also need to fly to Hawaii. It is the other seven states that I will be able to visit on a road trip. The next trip will include the northern states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota. Then a trip south to Oklahoma and Arkansas – not sure how I missed them when we were so close. I think Oregon and Hawaii will both require a flight but I am looking forward to visiting both in a couple of years. The United States is quite beautiful and each state has its own unique qualities in environment and people. Love this country. Once I visit all of the states it will be time to move on to other countries. Thus far I have visiting Mexico, Canada and Iceland. I think Ireland and India will the first two countries on my bucket list.

Happy traveling to everyone!! Many times I like to travel from the swing in my back yard while reading books or visit local nearby communities. You don’t have to travel far to be ‘on the way.’ Even traveling to and from work you can be on the way – travel a new way to or from work and change the scenery. Try a new store or visit a site you haven’t been to since you were a child. Sometimes visiting your own community with the eyes of a visitor will bring new insights and experiences. Life is fun – live it with new eyes and an open heart.

Love and Light!!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”


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Loving life on water. This weeks search for photos to represent afloat was a fun experience. It brought back memories of kayaking with my grown children, traveling to California and visiting the Huntington Library and Botanical Garden in Pasadena, CA.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Afloat.”