I have come across a blog that I found enjoyable to read. It is very clever, funny and informative… I am pleased to share the following excerpt with you…
About The Caffeinated Day Tripper
The Caffeinated Day Tripper is a blog for the great adventurers among us; the Lewis and Clark’s (and Clark W. Griswolds) of our highways, byways & dirt country roads. These courageous souls desire nothing more than a full tank of gas, a steaming cup of coffee (to go), a camera, a sturdy pair of hiking boots and a passion to share those magical mini-treks with the world. Herman Melville expressed this timeless lust for wandering in Moby Dick:
“I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas…”
Forbidden seas. (Sigh…) How sexy is that?
Worry not! Being adventurous doesn’t mean trading in your morals for miles, or your car for a boat, but it may mean turning off the GPS, once in a while, and getting good and lost. Yep, lost. Remember the days before GPS and cell phones, when you took a wrong turn and had to depend on yourself, the kindness of strangers and, dare I say, A MAP?!? The best places pop up when one is good and lost.
At its core, day-tripping is about embracing life, nature, family, friends and that ever-present cup of coffee, to the fullest. Nothing soothes the injured soul of dedicated, yet underpaid workers (no doubt, being oppressed by “the man”) like daydreaming of the places s/he will visit, come the weekend; or, the Holy Grail of day trippers: The LONG weekend. Say it out loud with me: Loooong weekend. Let it roll around on your tongue. Enjoy that tender morsel of freedom, folks.
God that was good, right?
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