Monday, June 6, 2016

Question of the Month

A Life Examined has the question up this month: Of all the places in the world to which you haven't been, where would you like to go next?

I have to be honest I'm not a huge traveler. Traveling makes me nervous. I'm not good with directions, and I always feel the pressure of forgetting important things when we travel. 

My husband is the, "I can't wait to go to ______." When we do travel it's non stop adventures. No relaxing. We have to go to point A, point B, and point C. 

Travis is talking about switching jobs again. The guy had one stable job for 12 years. The company collapsed. He's had random jobs in the past 2 years. It's not that he hates where he works. It's just that they want him to run the business. He doesn't think he has it in him to run a company. He just wants to be the guy that creates. The company is putting the pressure on him big time. It's really stressing him out. He feels like he has no time to work on his art. The original agreement was for him to have Fridays off. That's not happening. On top of that another company that has workers that he worked with for 12 years has so much work they keep calling him for help. There's good and bad there to. He has some decisions to make. 

I feel most comfortable with stability, but then that puts me in the category, I don't support his decisions, his art, and I don't want him to be happy. Those things are not true. It's just that I don't want to work my whole life away. 

My husband says he wants to go to our 10 year old son, Mica's dream spot, which is Peru. That's pretty far away!

I know very little about Peru. About the only things I know is that it's way out of our budget, it's by Brazil, and Paddington Bear is from there. Yep I've read a lot of children's books. 

I'd like to go someplace far to, but know it's not realistic. Where would I like to go to if I could snap my fingers, and just be there? Iceland. It's full of art, it's a very safe place, their economy is good right now, they put their political figures on trial when they are in question, and just like Peru it's pretty.


Where would I like to go that's more our price range? Montana. I just think it looks pretty! I'm the kind of girl that doesn't need fancy cruises, lots of shopping, and expensive places to go to. Give me a tent, people I care about, and I'll be happy.


Where is your dream spot? Where would you want to travel that's more realistic? 


Chrys Fey said...

Paru would be a magical place to visit.

Kelly Steel said...

All your photos look so awesome. I would love to travel to all these exotic places too!

Susan said...

I've heard amazing things about Iceland and certainly wouldn't mind visiting on a stopover. Montana? It sure is big sky country!

Arlee Bird said...

I wouldn't mind going to Peru. I've been to Ecuador which is close to Peru and Ecuador was pretty nice.

I've spent a lot of time in Montana in my life and it's a wonderful place. I might go there again this year unless my wife gets her passport renewal before we leave on vacation and if that's the case we'll go through Canada instead of Montana. Either is nice.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Janie Junebug said...

I have never heard of Paru and didn't remember that Paddington came from there. From what I've heard, Iceland is beautiful.


Unknown said...

Those pictures from Iceland did look gorgeous. I've never considered Montana as a travel destination. But I do do a fair bit of travel within my own country.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Ireland is my dream destination. I will get there some day. I would also like to visit Hawaii, New Zealand, Las Vegas, London, Paris, and even Peru sounds magical!

mail4rosey said...

I'd like to spend a year in Europe with all of my kids. That's not practical though, especially since two are grown with lives of their own, and one almost is grown. :) Good luck to Travis with his work decisions.

Jemima Pett said...

You don't have to spend a fortune in Peru, it depends what you want to do. You sound like people who don't necessarily need to be shepherded about. I flew via Lima to Cuzco, stayed in a nice hostel which raised money to keep street kids off the streets, took the bus and train to Machu Picchu, then back to Cuzco for a couple of nights, then a bus to Puno for Lake Titicaca. Trust me, by our standards, internal budget hotels and travel are cheap. Yes, the getting there for the three of you is the big cost. Use a guide book like Lonely Planet.
It's well worth it though, as Machu Picchu truly is stupendous.
Good luck!
Jemima Pett

~ Noelle said...

I would love to go on a road trip across the USA - with money not being a concern to be able to see and do everything we possibly could.
(NOT GONNA HAPPEN because of $$$$... but still fun to dream!)

I would also love to go to England. That is a big one for me. (and Paris, but that is a whole 'nother story! LOL)


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