Sunday, May 9, 2010
We've been there!
There is got to be something fishy about people who end up this far west of the Mississippi. Yesterday, while shopping in Coos at 3B's Nursery across the Coos River, we met Steven Michael, a young man with a penchant for talking and native plants. He helped us choose woodland plants for an area frequented by deer.
He impressed me with his knowledge and helpfulness, and his interest in all things. He is a photographer and a traveler.
Fishy Ah? A traveler who ends up by the westernmost point and has been everywhere. I wish I could say the same. Once, we wanted to travel all the time.
Now, we have too many requirements. We have become travel Divas.
Still, when we watch a movie like Iron Man (yesterday, at Coos, in a crowded theater where we had to take seats not to our liking) we recognized many of the sights. Yes, Malibu! There, New York!
Our bucket list of travel sights is enormous. We need to get going and not be derailed by bathroom remodeling or health issues. Do you know that we haven't been to all of Europe, or all of South America, or none of Africa or the Middle East and Far East?
We are so inexperienced!
Moreover, we're not very easy travelers when language or food can become big barriers.
So, meeting Steven was a joy. A young man who travels everywhere is living well, we thought. Good for him.
Do visit his blog by clicking this link: Oregon like no other
And take your Mother out of her kitchen and living room. Help her see the world. Remember, you were a detour in her life, a wonderful detour, but a very long one too. She probably never told you where she wanted to visit when she was your age.
Travel with her, and your lives will be forever linked.