Friday, September 15, 2006

Lookit Them Funny Trucks!

Yesterday's blog was about waiting for my vacation to arrive. I didn't have the space to mention a practice Mom and I had when we traveled from the East coast to Vancouver in Canada, where we would meet our cruise ship.

We never thought of the destination; we enjoyed where we were at each part of the trip.

Waiting in LaGuardia? We'd go into the coffee shop with our cache of Granola bars, get our choice of hot drink and look out over the runways. I used to marvel at all the specialized vehicles that ran here and there, each tending to the specific task for which it was designed. Mom might people-watch, a fascinating pastime in itself.

I don't know if it made the trip seem any shorter, but it did make it a lot more interesting. We saw more this way than we would have if all we were concentrating on was when the plane was leaving. There are many interesting things around us if we can stop looking too far ahead and just see --really see-- all that is waiting for us to look at.


Blogger Cold Josh Vail said...

Observation such as you mentioned is accentuated by retirement. Today being a retired gentleman after years of working in the metalurgy business, I hear the birds, I see the flowers and it is such a pleasure to observe people and at the same time know that I am too old to wear my pants half-mast on my crack!

September 16, 2006 6:39 AM  

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