You Either Have It Or You Don’t

Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The travel bug, that is. 😉

Over this past weekend I was telling our oldest son Scott about our plans for an upcoming road trip.  He asked “why?”  Meanwhile, our youngest son Kevin is at the beach for two weeks.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you don’t experience or understand the desire to travel, you just don’t have the travel bug.  Scott is a homebody and father, and chooses to stay home.  Kevin is an avid traveler and cruise fan like me & Kathy.  Nobody is cruising these days, so Kevin followed our lead and went to the beach for a change of scenery.  In his job he has a bunch of vacation time that he needs to use by the end of the year, and the clock was ticking!

Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Our plans are to head to the Pacific Northwest shortly, although in addition to all the Covid stuff we are now looking at the spread of wildfires all over the west.  Fortunately our plans are very flexible, and once our Subie is loaded up with a full tank of gas we can go just about anywhere!

Castillo San Cristobal, part of the San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The travel bug doesn’t wait – the clock is still ticking and we have 18 states to go to get to 50.  With a little luck and a lot of driving we’ll pick up another 5.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 thoughts on “You Either Have It Or You Don’t”

    1. There are little scenes like that everywhere in San Juan. Which is one of the reasons we love to visit there. I think it’s going to be while before we get back, however. 🙁 In the mean time, there is plenty to see here on the continent! 🙂

  1. Looking forward to reading about your next road trip Tom. I have to say, I scratched the heck out of the travel bug when I was younger and now it hasn’t itched in quite some time but I do remember what it was like and there is no point trying to ignore that itch when it’s there. Have fun planning and doing that next trip.

    1. Thank you, Cedric. The planning is mostly complete and we expect to head out the door this coming Sunday. With luck we’ll get to the Oregon coast in about a week, hang around out there a while then start heading back east. A rendezvous with Monte in Fort Collins is on the agenda, smoke and fire permitting….

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