Dozing polar bear, Indianapolis Zoo

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

An odd realization

It would never occur to me to think I don't travel much. I certainly don't travel as much as I'd like, but that's not the same thing. So it was an odd feeling to realize that, other than a single night away to attend the Loggins and Messina reunion concert with my sister 18 months ago, I've not spent a night away from both my husband and son since my brother and I went to Spain in the fall of 2004. Since then, I've been with either one or both of them.

This is different from one of my friends, who's not spent a night away from her children and husband in at least five years, but it was still startling to me.

So it's probably a good thing that I'm going to Seattle this morning to visit one of my good friends from law school, who is living there temporarily. I'll be back Saturday.

And I might even have slept peacefully and continuously for a few nights.

4 comments:

JLB said...

Enjoy some solitude in Seattle! It's certainly a great place for introspection. :)

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

How was Seattle?

JLB said...

Hiya! Just peeking in to see if you have any pix from Seattle for me to drool over.

Cheers,
jlb

Trailhead said...

Seattle was a celebration of loveliness, as it so often is in the spring. We ate breakfast at the Alki, had dinner at the Bluwater, and I spent extensive time on a college campus for the first time in nearly ten years. (My friend is a visiting professor at Seattle U.)

It was entirely too short, as these things so often are. It also ended without my hopping over to the Olympic peninsula and indulging in a multi-day backpacking trip, and no trip to Seattle can be called perfect when that happens. But all in all, it was a delight.