Traveling Close to Home
September 18, 2020
The change came just like lightning! Just a few weeks ago, before the Coronavirus threat became real, I was weighing my plans for a trip to South Africa. Then, it seemed that after a quick series of events, I found my options closing in around me. Now I’m forced, like everyone else, to go into a period of “social distancing.” Totally necessary to beat this pandemic!
But when the plans for my trip fell through, I still felt very frustrated and disappointed … because I love to travel. So, I called my daughter and we made some plans for the weekend. On Saturday, I jumped into my car and headed to Jones Beach. Sitting on separate blankets … a few feet apart from each other … my daughter and my grandchildren enjoyed a nice lunch while enjoying the sparkling ocean and warm sandy beach.
A few hours later, I was back at home in my living room … looking at some of my many albums of vacation photos and remembering some terrific trips abroad. For now, I’ll “travel” in my armchair … because for a longtime traveler, the memories are almost as rich as the experiences themselves!