Monday, November 7, 2011

Random Thoughts on Traveling

I love traveling. I love being at home too, but as someone that works from home I spend a lot of time looking at the same walls (my work environment = my home environment) and I spend a lot of time alone. I love the opportunity to explore and enjoy being away from home. This past month has given me quite a lot of those opportunities.

I spent a weekend in NYC, working a trade show. Our hotel was right on Times Square, and it was a fascinating experience. I expect I'll go back some day, but must say that it is not high on my list of places to revisit. It is a busy, busy, hectic place and the logistics of getting from one place to another are overwhelming.

This past weekend, Daryl and I visited Vancouver. We had just about a full day together to explore, although we were in the city almost 48 hours. Vancouver is one city that I would contemplate living in, right in the downtown core. It's also a city that I would not live in if I couldn't live right downtown - transportation here is still difficult, although the Sky Train is a great addition and a very civilized way to travel.

Vancouver is breathtakingly lovely. Gorgeous views every direction. No -40C to contend with, rare snow, gardens that grow more or less year round. I may be in love.

It was also really wonderful to spend the time with D, away from the routine chores and distractions of home, enjoying the time together exploring the city. We really need to do so more often, and should be able to now that the kids aren't quite as demanding. I'm really looking forward to it, in Vancouver and where ever the winds may take us!

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