For a number of years I have been satisfied with taking short necessary trips away from the farm that last no more than a quick afternoon. I normally am quite eager to turn back home. I find home to be my castle, my sanctuary, my peaceful comfortable place!
Recently I have been thinking about a day trip.
The list of possible trips:
My husband recently talked about a train ride across the Ohio valley. Yes! I have always been fascinated with trains. As the daughter of a father enlisted in the military, I remember riding a train across France 44 years ago. We travelled from our small town to Paris, staying a few days before catching our flight back to the United States. The thought of a trip on an older refurbished passenger train, wow, does that sound like fun?! I can dig it!
I would love to go to Zanesville, Ohio where they make pottery. Years ago I started a collection of Fiesta Ware, both new and antique pieces. Oh so colorful. One of these days I am going to add to my collection. Funny thing is, I do not want an entire set. I want pieces here and there. And, honestly, I would prefer the old. The old comes with a history that I can wonder about!
Somewhere in Ohio is a train museum. You can step onto real train cars, walk through. I love the old passenger cars. The cabooses are fascinating by themselves. I enjoy seeing how workers kept warm with wood and coal fired stoves on the trains! Have you ever walked through a kitchen of a retired diner car? Nothing but stainless steel, very professional, elite! I would imagine it took some effort to get used to the motion of a train while cooking!
I want to go fishing! We have a large pond. We do not fish in it. I have no idea why, ha! I want to go to a big lake somewhere and fish until 2:00 A.M. like we did years ago. I have no idea how we did not get covered with mosquito bites as we fished into the night, somehow we dodged them! We drove back home so sleepy! My husband’s words always were, “I have to be careful, I am seeing Carebears!” I remember driving home with the truck windows down in the damp night air, enjoying the early morning scents of the woods and fields. Having to turn on the wipers now and then to clear the moisture, and talking A LOT to keep each other awake. It was fun times!
Last, but not least, I want to travel to Cincinnati this fall or winter for the symphony. I want to get lost in the music. Peaceful, exciting, clear and crisp! Music that stirs the imagination!
How about you, any day trips in mind?