Saturday, June 30, 2012
I was bitten by the travel bug when I was a child. I love to travel and I hate that it is so freakin expensive! I've been to Hawaii and seen Pearl Harbor. I've been to New York City and have pictures with me standing in front of a skyline that still held the Twin Towers (I was there in 2000).
I've been to Germany, France and Amsterdam. I bought my wedding dress in Paris. I went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I sat on the patio of a French Bistro sipping wine and watching Paris light up for the evening. I toured the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. I toured the Holocaust Museum in Germany.
I've been to Vegas. I've been to Houston, Dallas, Amarillo. I've been to Oklahoma and Kansas. I've seen the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate bridge in the same day (starting in the middle of the country, flying to the east coast to catch a flight to the west coast.) I've been to beaches on the Atlantic and beaches on the Pacific. I've seen the inside of an obscene amount of airports.
I've been to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. You get it. I love to travel. At the peak of my disease, I had a desire to go to a new town for a friends wedding. I was to go alone and the thought of being able to just get lost in her city sounded amazing. I ended up not going but I still long to go, to visit, to walk, to discover a great coffee shop and a fabulous book store.
Traveling brings me peace when I feel insane. It brings me joy when life feels out of control. It makes it safe to run away and yet still stay present for myself. I want to travel the world. I long for the day when I can take Hubby to Saverne France, for the day when Buckingham Palace is on my day's to see list. I want to see it all. It reminds me that the world is bigger than me and my problems.
Oh, and people watching doesn't need a translation :)