This is my second attempt at Five Minute Friday. By participating I will write for 5 minutes on the selected prompt. It’s free writing, no editing. So please forgive any sentence structure errors, typos or random thoughts that should be deleted.
When you go on vacation, it’s just a visit, right? As you explore a new city or town, you are just on a visit?
That is not the way that I like to go on a trip. I don’t like to feel like a visitor or like a tourist. I like to feel like I am a part of the city. A part of the neighborhood.
I would rather get up in the morning, enjoy breakfast at the local restaurant, then walk to the next destination. I want to spend the time walking through the neighborhood, seeing the city on foot. I like to feel like I live there and that I’m not just a visitor. I want to meander the streets feeling like it’s home and that I’m not just on a visit.
When I think of the places I have been in the past 10 or so years. San Francisico, Sausalito, San Diego, Seattle, Eugene, Washington DC, I think of them as quick little places that I lived…yes, just for a few days. I think of the places fondly, like they are a quick little home.
And done. It’s sooo hard not to back to edit and finish my thought. :)