Marsha is the host of WQWWC
This week we are going to explore your favorite vacations, whether they are just in the planning or happened years ago.
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us”
As kids, we would go to our grandparent’s home during summer break. My father was very attached to his parents and would take every opportunity to visit them. There would be at least one of his other siblings with their kids and we would enjoy the company of our cousins. There was very little to do but play outside, climb trees and steal the juicy mangoes from them. Those were fun days and simple pleasures.
After I got married, my husband would take a few days off from work and we would drive to the northern mountainous resort of Murree. It used to be a fun place to visit. The weather was cool and we would explore the mountains. The place catered to tourist from all over the country and we could buy lovely handmade local stuff. It was our routine for many years till my kids grew up.
The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”–
Augustine of Hippo
When my daughter shifted to the USA for her studies, I got to see quite a bit of America whenever I visited her. She learned to drive and bought a car. Whenever I visited her, she would plan a trip someplace near and took me driving. She is truly fond of traveling and would always be planning her next vacation. One year, we flew to east coast, to Washington DC, New York and Pennsylvania and stayed there for a few days.
In summer 2019, my daughter took me to various places in Washington state for short vaccination trips. I wrote about my whale watching trip here!
In 2020 we were planning another trip, this time to Disney land in California. But as you all know, all travel plans were abandoned in 2020.
Though I wasn’t very fond of traveling, I have benefited such a lot from seeing the world. My knowledge and mind have broadened. I have met so many people from different cultures and countries and learned a lot from them. I am thankful for all the opportunities that I got to see this world and to meet so many wonderful people.
Let’s hope that travel restrictions ease up soon and we all are able to vacation safely again.