When I was very young I was fascinated by airplanes. The first job I dreamed of having was an airline stewardess. I dreamed I would travel all over the world. I would go see the Seven Wonders of the World. I would see all the places that were in the books that I had read. I couldn’t wait.
As I got older I decided that being an airline stewardess was not what I wanted. Long periods of time away from family. Long hours and most of it spent in a airline terminal or in a hotel. I wouldn’t see the world as I had hoped. So my career dreams changed but my love for travel has not.
I would like to say that I have traveled all over the world but to be honest I have not traveled much at all. Having a job, children, and other responsibilities has always been more important. But I still love to travel.
Like most people I try to take the yearly family vacations. Most of them have been within a days drive from my house. The furthers I have been was a 16 hour drive to see my sister when she lived in Oklahoma. I had been divorced a short period of time and I just needed to see my sister, so with very little money and four teenagers I hit the rode. What an experience. It was a long drive but well worth it!
I know that most of us have been confined and restricted due to the recent Pandemic. Social isolation can negatively impact our mental health. SO, I am happy that I can finely get back out and do the things that I love, going to new places and experiencing social interaction with others.
So with all of this rambling I just can’t contain how happy I am. Over the last several months I have saved money and made plans. I will be going on my dream vacation. I will be heading to the Grand Canyon in two weeks with my girls. I might not be seeing the seven wonders of the world but at least I am seeing one of them. Have I told you how excited I am for this trip?!!!!! This trip has always been at the top of my Bucket list and now after being quarantined, isolated and restricted for so long I am finally getting to go out and see the world. And the cherry on top is that I get to go with my daughters. Now if all of this doesn’t make me happy I am not sure what would.
My next bucket list trip will be in September when I go on a cruise to The Bahamas. I’ll let you know more about that later but for now. I am getting ready to feel the Arizona sun on my face and see one of God’s greatest beauties, The Grand Canyon. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!