Bucket List, Travel

Anchor Chains, Plane Motors, and Train Whistles



“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

My travel experiences are extremely limited.  To say I am inexperienced would be grossly understated.  I have never lived in a city with a subway system, and I currently live in a city that doesn’t have a regular bus system. My adventures have extended to Disney World with my kids, tagging along on Mike’s business trips to New York City, and two nights in Montreal, to see the Canadiens play.  I can also brag that I’ve been to Hooters in a few states.  I love Hooters.

I dream of seeing other countries, sitting on a plastic chair in the streets of Viet Nam slurping noodles, sipping scotch in a pub in Scotland.  Browsing bookstores, travelling by train, reading in a coffee shop in Paris, sipping wine in a piazza, learning another language, Italian? Spanish? Mandarin?!  Get a Sak Yant tattoo?

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

I admit, I have no desire to do a cruise.  The thought of being trapped on a boat, and my loathing of buffets doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy about that type of travel.  While I want to travel on a budget, I am hesitant to stay in a hostel, I suspect that my fellow hostellians would probably lynch me when I started snoring.  A former co-worker shared her experiences when she spent a few days in a hostel with an ‘old lady’ who snored and kept everyone awake.  I didn’t have the cahones to ask how old this ‘old’ lady was.

I’ve had a passport for 20 years and have never had it stamped.  Mike has stamps in his passport, he’s been to Japan, England, and had a travel Visa to visit Lebanon.  Unfortunately Hezbollah or Israel bombed the airport so he postponed his trip.

I want a stamp in my passport!


You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor








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About Melinda

Navigating life as an over 50 Goddess. Empty nester, twice married, once divorced, Mom, Stepmom, Miniature Dachshund owner, Post Menopausal, Canadian, all with a little humour and learning that When I Knew Better, I Did Better. I hope.
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