Thursday, July 14, 2005

Blogging From Weezy - Travel Ambivilance

by Louise Palanker on Thu 14 Jul 2005 01:31 AM PDT

The good news is that I'm going on a cruise with my family and that is, as well, the bad news. I have a complicated love/hate relationship with travel. We are going on a cruise to Sweden, Finland, Astoria, St. Petersburg and I think we wind up in Copenhagen. I should look at a map, at some point. I'm traveling with my two sisters, my brother, my nephew, my Mom and her boyfriend, Sydney the Kidney Doctor. My Mom will be the only one hooking up on this cruise. Sad or funny? You decide.

So, my love/hate relationship with travel? Garden variety travel is great. Road trips? I love it. Hop in a car and move. It's beautiful. But, embarking on 15-20 hours of air travel which finds you arriving, in a fatigue educed stupor with no sense of Barings and the crushing reality that it will be ten days before you are once again safely within the fold of familiar surroundings? Unsettling.

So, that's the hate part. On to the love. When I return, I will have seen St. Petersburg and I, being of Russian decent, should visit the land of my forefathers, should I not? Go ahead and answer out loud. I'll know. When I return, I will post lovely travel pics on my photo blog and, when I return, I will enjoy a sense of accomplishment and a renewed appreciation for American toilet paper.

So, there will be no Weezy and The Swish program for ten days and then we will be back strong and we will want to hear about your summer vacations as well. And where you go doesn't matter. As long as you come back with some unidentifiable bites and mild thigh chafing it counts as Summer travel.

Happy Summer.

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