Travel Therapy

I haven’t traveled as much as I would like, but I have been to 40 of the 50 states and two other countries. I know … I need to work on that. And I plan to do just that.

Even so; I absolutely love to travel. I love meeting new people, trying new food, seeing new sights, enjoying different foliage and climates. I love it. Every bit of it.

When I am away it seems as if my time is doubled. In some ways it really is: there are no meal preparations, no cleaning, no meetings, etc. There’s just easy access to the hotel bathroom, easy deciding what to wear from the choices in my suitcase, and then just what to do that day.

Extra quiet time each day (which I love).

Extra pondering time (which I love).

Extra writing time (which I love).

Extra knitting time (which I love).

Extra hubby time (if he’s with me) (and which I love).

And the time for more Words With Friends!! (sad, but true)

And then there is the driving on the back roads. And looking at stuff.

Restoring to the soul … that’s what it is.


I spent this weSan Gabriel Mountainek in Southern California right next to the San Gabriel Mountains. I could share a thousand photos, but I’ll just share this one of the closest mountain encased in cloud.

They were beautiful every day, but this one captured my heart.




Rockies at Colorado Springs

A few months ago my sister and I went to Colorado Springs together and enjoyed the Rockies right outside our hotel window. She was so funny, “There’s just right here!” she said every time we stepped outside.






Last fall I spent a week at the foothill of the Catskills. Yes, I drove this lovely road. It was hard to drive and stare at the beauty of fall in the Catskills.

Two months prior to that I was high in the Rockies for a girls’ getaway!

I guess this has been my mountain year.

Now, that’s a good year!



Perhaps next year I should visit all the oceans. Love the sound of that (I hope my hubby reads this).

I met some great people this week  of about 5 different nationalities. Love everything about that sentence!!!

It is therapeutic.

I think new stuff refreshes us. New sights and sounds and smells and tastes.

We all need refreshing sometimes. Going after times of refreshing is wise.

Where is the best place you have gone that even when you think back on it, it feels refreshing?


Pat Meyers
On the road


Filed under Life Happenings, travel, Writing

3 responses to “Travel Therapy

  1. I’m ready for some travel therapy! I just started reading a book about travel writing, in fact.


  2. Jan Claus

    Well, I also love to travel and there is nothing more exciting to me than to try new foods in new countries. What I don’t like is the packing and unpacking of the suitcase. But I have to do that since I can’t afford new clothes every where I go.


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