Monday, March 24, 2014
Traveling with Friends
When we lived in Philadelphia we had friends our age who don't "act their age". I mean they don't act "old". They like to go out and explore and experience new things. Therefore, when we were with them we found ourselves brought along on adventures we might not do on our own. The husband loves to search online for travel deals, and we benefit by signing up and going too. One of the best trips we have had was on a barge on a French canal. We have gone with them to Israel, Italy and Mexico.
This time they have arranged a riverboat trip on the Danube River. This time the ship carries around 100 passengers, compared to 18 passengers on the barge. So, the experience will be quite different I'm sure. I never thought I would enjoy a cruise on one of those giant ships… just too many people in one place. We did sail the Greek Islands on a ship with 300 passengers and that was wonderful.
I have been getting ready for this newest trip. I'm always determined to take everything I need in my small carryon bag, so it takes meticulous (nearly obsessive) planning. I remember a trip to Italy when we took too much luggage and had to haul it around on buses and trains. I prefer to travel with a light load!
Here is one my favorite quote about travel, attributed to Augustine of Hippo.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only only page."