I’m really ready to travel again. Its been ages cooped up in the pandemic. Fairly frequently I used to go on 200-mile round trips in my state on weekends, but now that I’m retired, I can set my sights higher. After all, there was a time in my 30s when I used to travel around the country every year.
So I’ve concocted a little fantasy. Instead of a hippie VW van, I would get a mini RV and plan to actually stay at campgrounds instead of a steady diet of Best Westerns, as nice as those are. I’d still motel it, but at least at have some options, some alternatives. Week-long trips sound good. But I might want to stay at B&Bs, too. Don’t want to rough it too much.
I’m old now and don’t care as much what I look like. I might just grow a short beard for the first time ever and let my hair grow longer than I ever had before, which wouldn’t be too long. Not overdoing either but just to try something new. Hmm… come to think of it…
And I think for fun, and to be a bit tacky, I’d plaster the back of my mini-van with bumper stickers. I got a catalog in the mail full of them. Here are a few I’m thinking of:
INSIDE EVERY OLD PERSON IS YOUNG PERSON WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED
Please forgive me; I was raised by wolves.
I’m marching to a different accordion.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Where have all the hippies gone?
BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE
I’m experiencing life at 55 WTFs an hour!
NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST
I’M NOT LOST, I’M EXPLORING
IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, IT’S YOUR MEDS
I’M RETIRED, GO AROUND ME
COVIDIOTS: Give me liberty and give me death
BOOKS CHANGE LIVES
Treehugging dirt worshiper
Do you keep hearing crazy voices? Turn off
May the FOREST be with you!
That should be enough. I’ll also throw in some peace and Mother Earth decals.
I’m pumped already. Not only will I be traveling, but I’ll be getting my messages out there! Brilliant!!