Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sixty

When I started this blog, it was supposed to be about "life, the universe, and everything", but somehow turned into a roads blog. Can I do both?

Anywho (#8) , I've lately been thinking about the way my life has gone. I never foresaw the direction it was taken. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
In another year, I'll be 60. Hard to believe. Then, as now, I'll likely still be single. I've just never had much luck with relationships...lots of poor choices, I guess. Maybe this is my fate.

Yet, do I want to settle down? Being single, I can do what I want, when I want. Spend the weekend looking for old bridges? I can do that, and not have to answer to anyone.

Early last Fall, I spent three weeks on the road exploring the old National Road in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. I just packed a suitcase, threw it in the van and drove. 

Well, I did go to the RMCA meeting in Harrisburg, PA, a bridge meet in Ohio, then drove back through Chicago to visit my cousin.  4000+ miles, 6000+ photos.  But I didn't have to answer to anyone. Well, I did check in with Master Crag every 2-3 days just so he knew I didn't fall off the Earth, but I was on my own..my own schedule, my own destinations.

So if I did settle down, would I miss "running away from home" ? Of would there be someone I could share the experience with? There aren't many lady road enthusiasts out there and when I try to explain my enthusiasm it's like I'm speaking a foreign language.

So maybe it's just as well.  I can have the freedom to do what I want and not have to answer for it. Besides,  there are worse things than being single, like wishing I was.


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