Happy Memorial Day everyone!! It's Rob here today, just Rob. I'll be blogging a little differently today. I'll be using the first person, singular voice for all of you grammar peeps out there.
Today is the day I remember all of our fellow Americans who never got the opportunity to take off the uniform of our Armed Forces. Be it here or abroad, I will never forget their sacrifice. In fact, I believe it is this sacrifice that allows me the freedom to "Just GO..."
This morning, after leaving Raccoon Holler Campground, Trisha and I stopped at a favorite overlook to have some breakfast and enjoy the view. As I was walking around taking a few pictures, I snapped this picture kinda quick. I didn't really frame it, or even think about it, but when I saw it I just knew I had a blog post.
You see, both Trisha and I have elderly parents whom we spend a part of each day looking after. In fact, we both have parents who are facing serious end of life issues. This means we have to plan even more than normal to just go out to dinner, not to mention a trip out of town. This extra work we don't mind, but we do hold the time away dear.
It's this time away I want to speak to each of my readers about today. That is to say, "Just GO...." Don't worry about the money, just make it work, don't worry about the time, just find it. But get out there and go. Have an adventure, see the state, the country, heck even the world. Meet people, see the sights, and most importantly make memories. And do this now, while your young, or like us, still relatively young.
The day will come, when you can't travel. When your health, body, eyes, etc, fail you. When you sit in your chair and dream dreams of the ancient Roman ruins of North Africa, villas hundreds of years old in Spain with gardens full of fresh fruit, even the pyramids of Egypt. Not to mention cruises to exotic destinations, standing in the streets of London England wearing the bed sheets because of a fire in your hotel and your luggage happens to be touring France.
And when you travel, own the trip. Make it yours. Do what sounds fun to you, and not what someone else says you can, can't, should or shouldn't do. It is your time, your money, and the memories you make will be yours too!
All four of our parents were travelers in their own right. This is most certainly where Trisha and I got the urge to go. Remember, when you do go, you may have a unplanned, unexpected, even unannounced detour....
So don't worry, fret, or sweat a little detour. It's no telling what you might see and a very good chance you'll find that "road less travelled" if not by everyone else, then by yourself.
Oh and about that breakfast stop. Yes, it was a wonderful view as both Trisha and I sat there in the warm morning sun eating our cereal and thinking about our next adventure.
So that is about it for this post. As always I appreciate each and everyone who stops by and reads about our adventures. We have only 11 more days with the school kiddos, and a very full summer on tap.
And as always.....
Until next time, stay safe out there.....- Just Rob.