- We want to go everywhere and do everything!
- We want to make the most of our time.
- We have a budget that we need follow.
- We want spontaneity and adventure.
Some of these things directly conflict...so it's all a balancing act. Plus, I am tending to do a lot of the planning, yet I am horrible at making decisions until I feel completely informed! Luckily, I work well under pressure!
We are both ready to have something officially booked (as in, at least our plane ticket to our first destination.) Unfortunately a lot has been happening in our personal and professional lives, leaving us with limited time to talk through our choices, make decisions, and plan.
In order to step back and regain some perspective, the hubby and I took advantage of one of those discount travel deals and are driving across the border to Niagara Falls tonight. It's just over 30 minutes away from our home, but still allows us to get away, and in addition we get to see one of the most beautiful wonders of the natural world and be reminded of the power of nature and the simple things in life. It's easy to take Niagara Falls for granted when it's been under an hour away from my residence for most of my life, but no matter how many times I stand in front of those waterfalls I am left in awe.
We are both looking forward to this small "adventure along the way" where we will get to reconnect with each other, nature, and our love of travel and discovery. We will visit the falls, enjoy some delicious food, taste wine at some beautiful wineries, sample chocolates at a chocolate factory, and (hopefully!) win some money to put towards our BIG trip with our $50 voucher for slot play at the casino!
And hopefully we will be able to make some more decisions and move forward as we anticipate and construct the large adventure that is quickly approaching! I think sometimes it's easier to focus on long-term goals when the day-to-day routines and concerns are hidden from view.
Here's to spur of the moment getaways, creating your own adventure, spending time with your best friend, and experiencing the beauty of nature!!