In years past, we have taken big trips. I don’t know why we feel we have to take a big trip, but back then we must have seen big trips were a rite of passage. We visited our daughter and husband in Switzerland in 2007. We went on a jaunt to Utah in 2008. We went to Hawaii in 2009. In 2010, I made numerous small trips to Illinois to visit my dying mother. In April 2011, we made a final trip to Illinois.
All but the 2010 trip involved many suitcases, copious planning, mail put on hold, newspaper redirection, instructions for plant watering, and many snippy- tight lipped words to each other about not forgetting things (well, mostly from me).
“Why do we do this?” We asked ourselves just a few weeks ago. So we did a ‘mini-trip.’ And here are the results.
|Watching a movie with Sunshine and Bright Eyes|
|Swimming with grandkids and their friends|
|My own personal 'Bear in the Forest"|
|Our Cabin at Woodlandpark Manor in Idyllwild, CA|
|Alpine strawberries--incredibly sweet|
|The new totem pole in down town Idyllwild, Ca|
|Tahquitz Rock in Idyllwild, CA|
|THE restaurant to check out: AWESOME|
|Flowers are everywhere in Idyllwild, CA|
To check out this awesome mountain town, click on Idyllwild, California
Now, I ask you, which is the best thing to do: take a big trip, or just take a trip?