A few days ago I shared my Road Warrior story about our trip to Denver. It was a quick trip there and back, and then a day and a half later my Travel Man took off to Spain for a week. Yes this is how our crazy life works. Travel here-travel there and planning ahead pretty much is non-existent. I have come to terms with that part of our lives, and I just make sure our time together is quality time. No fussing, nagging or whining allowed!
Now, while Travel Man was doing his work thing I kept the rental car and went exploring in Thornton, Colorado. This was truly a first time experience for me. I normally just stay at the hotel and take walks to go shopping or to eat, or many times I go for a swim at the hotel pool. But this day was different, I had some wheels and I wanted to make the most of them! Also, I did have the trusty Travel Man GPS to guide me on my way.
In our normal travel tradition (for us this is “normal”, you may think we are just weird) I located the nearest Super Wal-Mart and got some snacks and bottled water for our hotel stay. Next I wanted to get some cash so I used the GPS and found an ATM nearby. After that stop I decided to bop over to Barnes and Noble for some “browsing” time. (This was going to turn into a shopping afternoon after all.) While at Barnes and Noble I happened on a display of adult coloring books. These books are the latest “stress-relieving” rage. Have you picked one up and perused it yet? I could not resist not getting one, so I picked out one that had designs that appealed to me. I did browse around the store a little after that, and tried to locate some colored pencils, but there were no bargains to be found. So, it was off to the Office Max next door for some colored pencils. The pencils were successfully located, and there was a Cost Plus next to the Office Max. Of course I had to go in and browse the Cost Plus. Such interesting furniture and fabrics there. A fun place for browsing to your heart’s content.
My last stop of the afternoon was the hotel. I wanted to get us all checked in before I had to pick up Travel Man from work. Now remember this is not my normal operating mode. Usually I am the travelling bystander and Travel Man is taking care of these details. Not on this day though, it was my job to get it done! After we were successfully checked in it was time to go and get the Travel Man from work. We had a nice anniversary dinner together, and then got ready to head for home the next day.
This was a definitely a different kind of day for me. It was nice to change-up the travel routine and do a few out of the ordinary things on my own. What’s the last travel adventure you took by yourself? I’d love to hear about where you’ve been.