“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss
Ah “Getting away” – What a beautiful thought, especially now that lockdown is being extended!
Thanks to Rusha, for this topic, my mind went back to various memories … beautiful …happy … sad … stress. Backstories to every photo that I took.
It went back to a road trip with family back in 2012, in Palawan in the Philippines. It was so exciting to ride a tricycle to visit the important places in the province. It was a tricycle that could fit all four of us grown up people.
Or when we went on a road trip to the Scottish Highlands with my cousin Connie and husband Rick, who has now sadly passed away. Those were fun times in 2016.
Feeling the strong gust of the wind while admiring the giant Bangui windmills of Ilocos in the Philippines. This was when we went on a road trip with Jack, my sister and my niece and nephew. This was also the day before the strong typhoon hit that area of the Philippines and we got stranded on the nearby town.
My favourite river cruise was the one we had in Budapest…when every building on the river turned to gold. This was in 2018 with hubby together with the Trafalgar tour group.
I was also reminded of that time hubby and I literally got lost in Vienna just because I wanted to see this gallery which I saw in a photo on Instagram. It was scary to be in an unfamiliar area with people speaking a language unknown to us. At least we got to the Kunst Haus – Hundertwasser Museum and we just took a cab back to our hotel.
Street art experience has never been the same seeing this on the banks of the Vltava River in Prague. While the rest of our tour group were busy having lunch, my husband and I went up the boat cruise and we had the deck all to ourselves…how romantic!
My thoughts also went to that time when we went to the Chateau Royal d’Amboise which overlooks the Loire River.
Want to know why this was so memorable? Well, because this was where I forgot my phone on the souvenir shop counter in the exit way, so my husband had to go back up the Chateau entry because there was no way back from where we were … it was one way. Lucky the phone was still there. 😂😂
Just a simple laneway in Highbury, London and it doesn’t fail to make me smile. This was where we walked nearly everyday for two weeks because this was the way from our AirBnB to the Tube.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”Dr. Seuss
Getting away doesn’t even need to be far …
But getting away for me becomes more precious when it is with my complete family. The last short family getaway was in our favourite town of Daylesford in Regional Victoria. It is such a peaceful place and although I have been there several times, I never seem to get tired of it.