December 22: Travel. How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?
I don’t like to travel. I don’t like the unpredictability of it. I have no desire to see things that aren’t in my normal daily life. Once in a while, the idea of seeing something like the Grand Canyon or perhaps the amazing beauty of Costa Rica I see in friends’ pictures crosses my mind but I really don’t have any interest inbeing away from home. Travel makes me nervous – not having all the things I rely on and the things I like to surround myself with – yikes.
Now, part of the reason why travel makes me nervous is that I’ve never done it. This past spring, my in-laws suggested that we go to Hawaii as a family. It was kind of exhilarating – the idea of travelling with my family and having in laws to babysit should Ross and I want to go out. We booked our tickets and I started thinking about going tanning (Yes! Me! Tanning! I know!) and buying swimsuits. And then my mother in law got unexpected health news that has made us all cancel our trip because it won’t work anymore for scheduling. We did buy insurance, like the smart little cookies we are, and so after some minor paperwork we received a refund cheque.
Before that, I’ve planned a few other vacations, most of which did not pan out. I’m hesitant to pay money to be away from all the things I count on in the first place, and so the Vancouver Island train trip I dreamed up (trust me it would have been awesome) didn’t pan out when I hit one snag in the planning. The camping trip to the Four Corners was hampered by the news I was pregnant. Never mind once bitten, twice shy, I’m more like once bitten NEVER AGAIN BUSTER.
So travel. This year in May I visited Vancouver Island and spent time with our family. Next year I’ll probably do the same, except I’m thinking we’ll look at booking a large group into a campsite and try and get a number of families to join us. It’s time Kale learned about camping.