Before we were married my husband Ross didn’t have the opportunity to travel much. But for over thirty-four years he has followed me around the country and the world, as I search for new and exciting experiences, many times asking me “Where are we going and why are we going there?”
Everyone that knows me knows that I have an incurable case of wanderlust, a strong desire to explore the world, but until a short time ago I didn’t realize it is a contagious condition!
Recently during the annual General Motors shutdown for change over and while our boat was in the shop for repairs my husband said to me “I have two weeks off and I am not staying home without a boat...find us a cruise or someplace to go.”
I was surprised; he was requesting to “go.” I had only been home for 10 days from a previous trip and am usually “settled” for at least a month before I get the itch “to go.” But since he seemed to be inflicted we did go. I was unable to find a reasonably price trip on such short notice so we headed south a road trip to North Carolina and onward to Florida.
Then three weeks after we returned home from that trip, he said to me “I have three days off and we don’t have plans, want to go to…?” (Oh he’s got it bad!) We never have to worry about having leftover vacation days; we never seem to have enough!
He has caught it for sure, inflicted with wanderlust, the restless condition that now seems to me to be a contagious condition! So if you spend time with me, you better be careful!
"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - J.R.R. Tolkien