Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I will be heading out of town for the fourth of July. I am feeling much better and am no longer contagious so it's time to get out of the house and head out on a road trip to good ole' Illinois. I will be staying at a friends parent's home where we will enjoy lounging at the pool, doing a little shopping, some hiking, and of course relaxing.

I was a little hesitant to go as sometimes I can be a home-body but then I remembered a quote I read by the lovely Sabrina Ward Harrison in her book Brave On the Rocks:

"If you don't go, you don't see."

So that gets me thinking...if I don't see then I won't know and if I don't know then I won't experience wonderful things! So that is why I said yes to going and I will always try to apply this philosophy when it comes to travel.

Thanks for all of your comments and sharing this week. I am really enjoying my blog lately. It's like a home away from home, a home that lives in a screen, full of friends and strangers who strangely like hearing about my day to day meanderings.

Be back next Monday or Tuesday!


  1. Thanks for posting this...I have not been wanting to leave for a week long venture around Florida starting this Sunday...why? Because I didn't (and don't) want to leave my dog! LOL...sad, but true! Now...I will apply the words you shared with us, and go on and go! I need to, and my family needs me I will free my minds negative thoughts, and JUST DO IT!!!

    Have a great time on your trip!!!

  2. Have fun! Hopefully you are going somewhere in IL where you can get some deep dish pizza...yum!

  3. I love that quote! Go see :)

  4. "lounging at the pool, doing a little shopping, some hiking, and of course relaxing."

    Sounds WONDERFUL!!! Have a great time! :-)

  5. Road trips are so much fun! I would love to drive across both Canada and the US one day.. so much to see and explore!

  6. That has been my favorite quote from SWH since senior year of high school. Go Brave it on the Rocks, Kel. She is absolutely right that if you don't go - you won't see. I've approached most of my crazy decisions of going to Gonzaga, moving to Seattle, dating, traveling, with this quote. Love to see you're doing the same!