Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s The Little Things: Road Trips

Road trips. One of my favourite things in the world. I could spend my life doing just that. There is no end to my desire to go from place to place, and thoroughly explore each one.

A peaceful area by the water that we discovered on one of our road trips this summer.

There are an infinite number of reasons why I enjoy road trips, but here are a few:

...the spontaneity, the abandonment of daily routines, the open road, the stops along the way, breathtaking landscapes, wildlife sightings, back roads, remote areas, beaches, parks, lakes, rivers, ponds, big and small city visits, the locals, new restaurants, festivals, museums, historical sites, national monuments, country roads, small towns, abandoned homes, dilapidated barns, ghost towns, driving into the sun, losing track of time, and feeling like you’re a million miles away from home...

Do you like road trips? What do you like about them?

(Here's a fun video about summer road trips)



Make it a great weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Nice photo, Martha and it is the week-end so I hope you are off on another one of your most wonderful adventures! Have a good one!

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    1. It's been good so far, Francie. Just got back from a few hours of biking and sightseeing. We're hoping for another adventurous day tomorrow. It all depends on the weather, of course. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far!

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  2. My Rare One and I took a road trip last weekend down to southern Alberta. I'll be posting some photos next week on my blog once I get them from her. I took my camera along but forgot to charge it (so it was dead, dead, dead) and also forgot to bring the charger. D'oh! I'll never be a real photographer like you, Martha!

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    1. Dead batteries? No charger? And all this while a road trip is going on? I'm breaking out in a rash just thinking about that! LOL... I can't leave the house without a camera anymore; drives me batty.

      Looking forward to the photos, Debra, even if it was your Rare One that was the responsible photographer! :)

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  3. I love road trips! It's fun to discover new places.

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    1. It sure is. And there's always something new to discover!

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  4. I love road trips and am heading to the mountains tomorrow morning for one ...
    That is a beautiful shot, so peaceful and serene ..

    Have a great weekend ...

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    1. So I guess that was this morning! I hope you had a beautiful day, Margie!

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  5. We are surrounded by water on this island and can only go so far in one direction. When we go on a road trip we have to get off the island first!

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    1. So your road trips are that much more interesting!

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  6. well I've discovered I like bus tours!

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    1. Those are so much fun. I haven't done that in years, but we used to do it a lot with my family when I was a kid. It was always a great time. I should blog about that at one point.

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  7. great post. ah, ya didn't leave anything left for me to say. you practically named them all - LOL! the best part of a road trip to me would be meeting all the interesting people. have a great weekend martha. cheers!!

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    1. Yes, there are always interesting people to meet on these road trips. And some are so incredibly friendly! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I could stay on the road permanently.

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  9. I'd like them more without the road and driving part

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  10. We love them too, especially when our dog comes along. She's so enthusiastic and never asks "are we there yet?"

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    1. Hahaha...that is cute! My kids are big now, so it's just me and hubby. No more "are we there yet?". But I've had my fair share of that in the past!

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  11. In a few years i may be able to just get in the car and go anywhere..but not just yet, I loved this Martha, always

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    1. I hope you are able to, Lorraine. I know you'll love it. And you'll enjoy taking lots and lots of photographs!

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  12. ohhhhh indeed Martha .. every reason you mentioned is ditto … spontaneity is the best…. the freedom to be spontaneous …

    So enjoyed all your pictures and … I'm caught up … ! yay… I don't like to get that far behind with my favorite bloggers! ;)

    I noticed you said it was a bit chilly … ha? … 108 here… man oh man oh man

    Have a glorious Saturday …

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    1. We hardly ever plan our outings, unless we need to book a hotel somewhere. It's so much more fun to just be spontaneous and surprise ourselves!

      It has warmed up again, but this is one of the coolest summers we've had in awhile. No complaints from me. I like it cooler! 108? Yes...man oh man oh man!

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  13. Had a similar conversation with a blogger friend yesterday who was on a road trip herself all week in Nova Scotia. She told us that some of her 'road/bus' tour friends do just that.....go from tour to tour all over the world all year round. Imagine the photos, Martha! lol

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    1. Oh, Jim, I can definitely imagine all the photos! What an amazing thing that would be! One can certainly dream. Doesn't cost anything! LOL...

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  14. Love all the things you love about road trips! I also love singing along to music in the car and making a car "mix tape" for the event like "Going to the cottage mix" or "Driving to Mom's mix". I always have fun with that part.

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    1. Yes, that is fun! Good music always makes a drive so much better.

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  15. Travel is fun but for me, there's no place like home. Though a few road trips are nice too. Harder for us these days with two pups, so we keep the trips short and sweet.

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    1. Yup, there's certainly no place like home. I especially love the road trips we take, because at the end of the day, we're back home.

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