I picked going for my G post, because I have a little secret to share:
I really like not going anywhere.
Shhh...don't tell anyone.
When we were first together, Dick was our trip planner. Back in the day, he used a travel agent - remember travel agents? Our top destinations then were Caribbean islands and Quebec. In particular, we fell in love with Aruba and with Old Quebec City, which we call "Our Paris." Pretty much all our free time (and some work-hours time) day-dreaming dwelt on our next visit to these places. We simply couldn't wait to go.
Here are a few pictures from the last time we were in Quebec:
In recent years, we were lucky to be able to revisit places we love in the southwest and northeast. On our trip to Santa Fe, NM in September of 2019, Dick realized that his Parkinson's makes it too difficult for him to travel - it's very disruptive to his nervous system. So we knew it would be the last trip we would take anywhere far, or by air.
These are from that Santa Fe trip:
Then 2020 hit us with a pandemic, and suddenly everyone was in the same boat. No one could go anywhere. Whatever sting might have lingered over our inability to travel was mitigated by the fact that, had we planned a trip, we wouldn't have been able to go anyway!
Now we are closing in on a year of no-go, and I have moved into a rhythm of my days that I really cherish. Some might call it dull, but I call it simple, abundant, and peaceful. The less I have to go anywhere, the less I want to go anywhere.
Some people are chomping at the bit to get out there and GO! I don't blame them, and it will be nice for the world to move forward again. But just living each day without always making plans has been nice, and I'm not wishing the time away. I'm happy just hanging out here with Dick and the ducks.