Spring is beautiful in our little corner of the northeast this year, and normally Paul and I would be planning a weekend road trip or two. From where we live, we are blessed with wonderful daytrip destinations in all directions: The Jersey shore, the Connecticut shoreline, the Hudson Valley, Litchfield County and the Berkshires are all places we love and can drive to in a hour or two.
But this year, we’re not. One reason is gas prices. When it takes $60 dollars to fill my tank, I think twice before I drain it. Joy rides feel especially self-indulgent.
Perhaps another reason is that we’ve been together almost 20 years, and we’ve done these trips over and over. We love the unchanging nature of these places, but the other side of the coin is that … they’re so unchanging. We’ve seen them and we’re ready for something new.
And that dovetails with our plans to move to Mérida. Now that we have future plans that require substantial [Read more…]