Not all who wander are lost in Daydreaming on the Porch

  • March 1, 2021, 12:06 a.m.
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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

FOX NEWS

May the FOREST be with you!

PLANTS HEAL

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!!


Marg March 01, 2021

Haha these are brilliant! And very exciting plans! :)

Oswego Marg ⋅ March 03, 2021

All just fantasizing, I’m afraid. It will probably be B&Bs all the way! Lol

A Pedestrian Wandering March 01, 2021

That sounds fantastic! The advantage of the occasional hotel or B & B is long hot showers and jumping on the bed, of course!

Oswego A Pedestrian Wandering ⋅ March 03, 2021

Exactly! But the hotels and B&Bs will not be just occasional, Im afraid. :)

mcbee March 01, 2021

Good plans! Great bumper stickers for the most part. I always enjoy vehicles that give me something to read at traffic lights!

Oswego mcbee ⋅ March 02, 2021

Haha. I'm the same way. Some people totally create bumper sticker works of art.

Kristi1971 March 02, 2021

Oh, me too. I really look forward to a road trip

Oswego Kristi1971 ⋅ March 02, 2021

I’m gonna take baby steps at first. Kinda out of practice! 🤔😌

Kristi1971 Oswego ⋅ March 02, 2021

I think I will need to do the same thing. Crazy, eh?

ConnieK March 02, 2021

This is the van I want: https://drivinvibin.com/2019/03/19/unity-leisure-travel-vans/

No stickers.

Oswego ConnieK ⋅ March 02, 2021

Good golly!! Looks like a luxury limo. Mercedes chassis?? This rig is way beyond the means of po foks like me.

Oh come on.. just a couple of bumper stickers. I can find a few thet would be perfect for you! 😋

ConnieK Oswego ⋅ March 02, 2021

My bumper sticker would read: "I don't CARE how you Do it Up North", "Slow Drivers Keep Right", "Don't Believe Everything You Think" and "One Race: HUMAN".

I'll win the Lotto and buy two: one for me and one for you. :) That van would be perfect for us: I don't like the idea of having to create my bed every night and it's not a wet bath, which I don't like.

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