We live in a world of instant gratification. Our documents can be received in the blink of an eye. We are able to call anyone, anywhere, anytime, we choose. News travels at the speed of light. What happens when we stop to truly wait for something?
Wait for it….
Are you still with me?….
Finally the moment arrives! The anticipation of an event bursts into reality. Like bubbles floating on the wind, bursting at the slightest touch of a blade of grass. The wait is over!
The past few months have been an epic marathon of anticipation for me. I had to wait for my favorite holiday. Then I had to wait again for another. Christmas couldn’t get here soon enough. The celebrations of birthdays stood patiently in line waiting to be noticed. Snowfall in my region was waited on by me (alone, I think). 2015 couldn’t get here soon enough. I happily ushered out 2014 and embraced the start of a new year! With all the activity around me I have not been on a roadtrip in a while.
My anticipation is nearing it’s end! I leave in just a few short hours on my first family roadtrip of 2015! I love traveling in the winter. The cool crisp air is refreshing when you step out of your vehicle, for a much needed stretch. Traffic is lessened by the absent vacationers. The scenery is clear, vistas are not hampered by foliage. I feel free!
As I gather all the added essentials for our winter excursion, I feel warm. The cozy moments gathered with loved ones feel….warmer. The warm splash of an indoor swimming pool, while you look out the huge picture windows at snow drifts, feels warmly refreshing. The smiles of the kiddos warm your heart and soul. The wind will howl. The snow may fall. The winter weather will continue to slow travel plans. Yet it is the anticipation of this winter roadtrip that makes all the extras worth it.
Travel well my friends!