If you happen to watch the night information, you realize that flying wherever lately is moderately a nightmare. A seemingly countless one. I’m wondering how many individuals spent their Fourth of July “trip” in an airport, unable to really go wherever? Greater than we’d prefer to think about!
I received’t be flying wherever anytime quickly, if ever. I simply don’t take holidays “away” lately. If you happen to’re not flying, you’re driving. And sadly, lately about 4, perhaps 5 hours, is as a lot as I can deal with.
My latest fabulous journey to Winchester? It really took me 5 hours to get there, though that was as a result of I used to be scared of driving on Interstate 81. I did make it house in a bit of greater than three hours, after I steeled myself to sort out the Interstate within the “gradual” lane, the place different autos had been “solely” going 80 mph.
I’ve for years advocated “staycations.” That’s the place you keep safely and fortunately at house, and don’t go wherever, and check out to not do any work. I like staycations.
This week, although, I’m making an attempt one thing new: A “day-cation.” Sure! One single day!
A pal is choosing me up in Monterey Thursday and, whereas my automobile is having its scheduled oil change, we’re taking off on a day-cation. We’re heading someplace he is aware of, however I don’t: Riverton, West Virginia. I like holidays the place I’m going someplace new, and this will likely be that.
There’s a restaurant there, The Gateway (gateway to what, I have no idea!). The menu appears to be like nice, and hey – it’s a restaurant! That’s a serious a part of any trip for me, day or keep or in any other case.
Then, he’ll drive (that’s necessary, too: another person is driving!) me to Seneca Rocks or Falls, additionally someplace I’ve by no means been. Doubly thrilling.
We’re additionally going to swing by (wherever it’s) the Brambleton Chook Sanctuary. I like birds! I’m joyful to go there and see what I can see.
So: An entertaining driver who is aware of the place he’s going. A great restaurant. A widely known (by others than myself) pure surprise of kinds. A sanctuary, the place who is aware of – there could also be wildlife along with the birds.
Then, he’ll drive again to Monterey, I’ll decide up my freshly serviced automobile, and make the lazy, pretty drive 40 miles house. Lengthy earlier than dusk, I will likely be sitting on my porch, studying, and mulling over my fantastic day-cation. That’s my new concept of a good time!
I’m sure I’ll get a column or two out of it. And, that’s all the time one thing within the forefront of my thoughts: Can I write about it? And receives a commission to do this? Sure, I can!
Ahhh. A brand new concept for a getaway: A Day-cation. I’ve gotta adore it!