I want to hear about your last escape from reality. Or putting it a different way, “What was the last trip you took and where did you go?”
To give you some ideas of what I’m thinking about, here are a few ideas:
- What was the last day trip you took?
- Where was the last hike you took?
- Where did you last go camping?
- Where was the last hike or walk you took?
- Do you have any future trips that are coming up?
There can be so many answers to the above question. And I am interested in what you did, or what you do, to escape from your reality. This can be putting responsibilities for the day on hold, turning your phone off for a few hours, going on a hike, or taking an extended vacation to a faraway land?
The Reason I’m Asking
The reason I’m asking is that I want to explore more of this fantastic world we live in. I have heard quite a few people say that their vacations have been canceled due to COVID. So that is leaving them staying at home. To me, this is an opportunity to get out and do something different.
Many families are going camping for the first time. Yesterday, I talked with a family that decided to go camping in their back yard! This is something that I’ve not only seen on TV but is pretty common right now. You even can ease the family into it, remember how it is to camp again, and you have the comfort of your home if you need it.
It is sad that COVID is taking over and changing the way people spend their time off. You cannot go very far without reading something about the crazy times we are currently living in.
I want to change how we are thinking about all this. Instead, we need to think of ways we can escape from reality and have some fun again! After all, when was the last time you aired out your tent? If you didn’t know, it’s good to do this ever so often.
With all the negativity and news that seems to put me in a bad mood, we need some more positive energy in our lives.
As you may know, one of my happy places is being outdoors. So here is a picture of where I would like to be right now. Just imagine the breeze, sound of the waves crashing on the shore, smell in the air, and the tasty beverage that is next to you. Being there would be impossible to be in a BAD mood!
Now back to reality and my question, What Was Your Last Escape From Reality?
Maybe you are now pretending that you were laying in the hammock and enjoying the scenery. That might be the only time that you have to escape. If it was, that’s perfect!
What about an afternoon of local sightseeing where you live?
Are there any short trips you plan on doing to close up the 2020 year?
I want to hear about it all. Please remember to leave a comment below!
It’s That Time – Another Road Trip!
You might have read about my epic road trip earlier this year. Which, I had to cut short but I get to go on another one!
I am fortunate enough to now have a job where I can take a week off work. Therefore, I am planning another quick road trip. My destination will be northern Oregon.
This will be a quick trip, as I currently live in California (don’t hold that against me). I have some possible destinations, like Crater Lake and Mount Shasta, but if you have and additional ideas, let me know!
You might have guessed it, but I love camping. Something that I cannot wrap my head around is that it seems every campsite is already booked. Not only that, but these simple campsites are super expensive!
This is another reason that I tend to stay in cheaper places and combine them with campgrounds. These places mainly being on public lands and BLM land. If you have never thought about it, most of these areas are beautiful and frequently free. You have your own space and generally, the nearest people are about 100 yards away.
So, if you have decided you are going to go camping, start planning now. I say this because I work in the outdoor industry and there isn’t much as far as supplies. Many items are sold out and when we get them in stock, they sell out by the end of the day. A few of these items include dried food, fuel, tents, wet wipes, and even water storage.
Conclusion & Leave Me A Comment
However you decide to get away, the point is to clear your head and actually getaway. Don’t think about the world, news, or things you might be missing out on. I want you to clear your head, get outside, smell the fresh air, and remember to breathe.
What Was Your Last Escape From Reality? Let me know where you have recently gone for a holiday or vacation. I am interested in everything, and I might have to steal some of the responses I hear.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for places on the West coast, LET ME KNOW!
Happy and safe travels (even if it’s just for an afternoon)