Friday, February 14, 2014

A Road Trip - Closer To Reality With Each Snowfall

I do not recall it having snowed this much in about 20 years where I live. The year we moved into our house, we had one snowfall after another. I was a younger lad back then and had little difficulty shoveling. This time around though, I am quite a bit older and have the aches and pains of my age plus those caused by other things. It has not been easy shoveling, for instance over the past two days we have had about 10 to 12 inches of snow and we have been hit several other times already this year. Yeah, I know, that is nothing compared to the Snow Belt in upstate NY (the state with the highest average annual snowfall) but it is a lot around here and my joints are creaking. We have also been promised another 3 inches or so for tomorrow.

Each passing snowfall makes me think that I ought to be going on my dreamed about road trip. Add to that the fact that my wife and daughter are going to Vegas for a few days in the not too distant future and I am getting antsy to hit the road. I do not usually take road trips without my son but the next one will probably be me going solo because he cannot get away from his job. While that will stink, going on a road trip alone will be better than moping around here waiting for Spring to have sprung. It's calling me like the Siren's song, time will tell if I give in, put down my shovel, and take to the road.

All the best,
Glenn B