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.


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.


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.