Always...

I've been traveling since I was a young child.

I think the main reason was because my maternal grandmother lived in Brooklyn, New York, so we we traveling there anyway and ended up visiting places along the way. I'm a restless person, and I think I inherited that from my mother, who plans all of our trips. Every trip I ever went on as a child was educational or historical in some way.

I have been to every state along the Eastern Seaboard, as well as Ohio and West Virginia. I have taken a ghost tour of the Gettysburg Battlefields, I have visited the graveyards of Charleston, I have explored the shops of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market more times than I can count, I have seen the views from Monticello and Little Round Top, I've explored the trails behind the Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island, and I have ridden along the twisting roads of The Berkshires.

All of these places hold memories, and I loved every trip. I used to go to the Cape every summer (Cape Cod for all you non-Massachusetts people), but we don't have any money to do that anymore. We took one day trip to Brewster this summer, visited the flats for a while, but we eventually had to leave. It was weird. I'm used to having at last a week to visit all my favorite places on the Cape; the Brewster General Store, the restaurants in Orleans, all my favorite golf courses in Harwich, Brewster, and Chatham. I didn't like that I had to deal with just one day in the breeze.

Traveling is obviously an escape, but it's more than that. Its a chance to be somewhere so completely different that you can be someone different.

~Liz

 

thesilenceofentropy thesilenceofentropy
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Feb 13, 2010