Man, this could be a really exhaustive post. There are so many places I never been but want to see; so many places I’ve already been but want to re-experience with Jim and my children; places Jim probably wants to visit that I’ve never considered…..the list could go on and on.
But something – someplace – that has recently become a dream for me would be the opportunity to have a vacation home. When I was growing up, I had the opportunity to make frequent trips to cottages on Lake Erie – belonging to good friends of ours, and also my grandparents. Even though I’m not a big lake/water sports fan, I LOVED the pace, the tranquility, the “just gotta get away” vibe that came with packing up the car and heading 60 miles east and emerging in an entirely different world and mindset. (And if I could appreciate that at age 9, imagine how I’d relish it at 30!)
I’d love a place that was large enough to house 3 or four families at a time, if not in style and luxury, at least in comfort. Bunk beds, sleeper sofas, sleeping bags rolled out on a covered porch – I don’t care. Just enough space for us all to enjoying eachother.
Maybe it’s the anticipation of vacation with Sara and Doug in 2 weeks that has me dreaming of how we can make this happen on a more regular and permanent basis….I don’t know.
And I’m not really sure that I even answered the question, actually. But still, there you have it.