"How do you chase your dreams from your front porch?"
Sam and I have heard 1,000 times. How do you dare go there? How do you dare travel? Those people don't like "us", you couldn't pay me to travel to "that" place.
I knew in 1994 when I stepped off a plane to a foreign country for the first time, that I had the travel bug. I knew I would see the World, it was in my blood... It makes me refreshed, it makes me wonder, it makes me dream big. IT JUST IS IN MY SOUL!!! I just don't want to see things, I want to experience them, smell, feel, get knee deep, love, laugh, marinate in LIFE and in this beautiful WORLD that God has created. I don't want to stay with 200 miles of my house... I want to travel!
Yes, going to different countries come with danger. I am not that naive. However, you wouldn't find me in downtown Detroit, New York, Miami, or Gary Indiana without some common sense.
The number one killer of people traveling to different countries... Traffic accidents....
So where is this blog going... Sam and I's next big adventure is in February. We are going to Thailand.
So we have heard already!!
- That is where the Tsunami was...
- There are a lot of Earth quakes there...
- The prisons in Thailand are terrible, (that is not part of our itinerary)
- What about the immunizations you have to get?
- Will you get Malaria?
- Do you like Oriental people?
- What about the food?
So we know the dangers, we know how long the flight is, we know it. I am not willing to live my life afraid of the unknown. So if Sam and I are to die on vacation, know we died doing exactly what we love.
I can't wait!!! For 14 days this winter you will find us on Elephants in the jungle, in the temples of Bangkok, or on a beach in the Orient.. HOW FRICKEN FABULOUS!!!
but next week you will find us at our Happy Place... REDFISH LAKE, HERE WE COME!!!