Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Travels

Wednesday Night

I love to travel. And lucky for me, I get to travel a lot for work. But it isn't always glamorous. Sure my tropical trips are great and I've loved all of them: it was fun practicing my Spanish in Puerto Rico and Mexico; in Hawaii it was cool to see how similar hula is to bellydancing and I loved watching the whales jump at sunset. And those were just work trips. I've loved my trips north to Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec for my brother's wedding and then subsequent family trips (and it was fun to practice my French--since it's been 10 years since I returned from my year abroad in Aix-en-Provence). G and I loved Cape Cod and Rehoboth Beach.

But as I said, travel isn't always glamorous. Most of my travel is back to Wisconsin and while I love my former home state, it doesn't elicit ooohs and ahs from other travelers. And as I sit here in a Quality Inn room in Madison, blogging on my bed (OK, wireless access is pretty sexy!), I think about just how boring travel can be. Well, if the severe weather the TV keeps talking about produces a tornado, it could get a bit too exciting pretty quick here, especially since I'm already in my pjs for the night! But the weatherman usually overreacts, no?

I've been on the road this trip since Friday and I won't be home til Sunday. Blah. It'll be great to see my parents and brothers this weekend in Milwaukee. But I am already tired of eating out. It is really hard for me to eat healthy on the road, a real problem when I travel several weeks out of the year. I think all the extra fatty, greasy food adds to the fatigue I usually feel while traveling. So tonight I ordered a side of broccoli instead of the fries and it was so good!

It's great catching up with old friends, but I hated having to miss knit nite on Monday. And of course, I miss my new husband.

Following Tuesday Afternoon
I had to stop writing my post last week because the tornado sirens staring going off. There wasn't a tornado, thank goodness, but I didn't want to be blogging in case there was!

So, I am home now and so happy about it! I am really tired still and worn out, but I know I'll catch up soon. It has been a busy month. We went to Maine the weekend right after the terror alert, and while security in DC and Maine didn't seem to be any more crazy than normal, it was a bad travel weekend b/c we got bumped from our flight home. We got up so early the day after the wedding to get to our early flight and then didn't end up getting out until 5ish and home after midnight. It was exhausting. But, during a layover, I was knitting my simple baby blanket and this woman approached me. Karen is LYS owner in Detroit and has a pattern for a cabled shawl coming out in the Winter Vogue, she said. She was working on one for her daughter's wedding party. It was lovely. Her store sounds nice too; if I am ever in Detroit (outside of the airport), I'll be sure to go.

And life is getting back to normal. I went to a new bellydance class last night and it was great. I haven't been in a class since May so my muscles were sore, but it felt really good.

I have about two inches left on my sock before I get to the heel. I always think I'll have tons of time to knit while I travel, but then I never do. I also brought three books and didn't read any of them. But I did get some new knitting books b/c I had a gift card for a mall in Madison. Yeah!

I am really looking forward to this weekend. G and I are going to the Renaissance Faire. I missed opening weekend, sadly. G proposed to me at the opening day of the Faire last year, so it is kind of special, but it will be just as great this weekend.

1 comment:

Elinor said...

I love the Renn Fest. It makes my week. =D What a lovely place to propose!

Don't worry about the grey chineille... but who was it you said had a lot of it in black?