Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Halfway There

When people ask how long we’ve been at this assignment, it seems like we’d always say, “Oh, we just got here.” It’s strange to think that now we are at the halfway point, or maybe even a little past the halfway point of being here. There’s still a lot I want to do at this assignment before we leave. In some ways, I think we do the most exploring and traveling when we’re at a place for a short time. It’s probably because we realize that we have limited time and we try to pack everything in that we want to see and do. I’ve made a “to-do” list of some things specific to this area. (For the record, it’s nice to have a “to-do” list that doesn’t have “laundry” or “cleaning” anywhere on it!) Here are some of the things on it: - Visit the National Park that’s not too far away - Eat at the steakhouse in town - Have a picnic lunch in the park downtown - Go on one of the nature tours sponsored by the park service - Get a group of friends to go to the new wine bar that just opened - Go to one of the art shows in town And finally, I want to take more pictures. It wasn’t until someone asked if I’d contribute pictures for a military couple’s farewell album that I realized that I have so few pictures here that I'm almost embarrassed. I’m going to try to make my camera work overtime. After all, I’ll need some sort of evidence that we were actually here! What’s on your “to-do” list of where you live?


Mira said...

Oh, you are so right! When we don't know how much longer we will stay at one place - we travel and explore a lot. Officially, we have 10 more months in Italy (but hoping for more) and so far we have seen A LOT. On our to-do-list is left:
- trip to Rome
- trip to Milan
- trip to Monaco and Monte Carlo
- trip to Postojna (Slovenia)
- trip to Split (Croatia)
- trip to some of amazing Croatian islands
- trip to Dubrovnik (Croatia)
- trip to Viena (Austria)
- trip to Budapest (Hungary)
In meantime often travel to nearby Italian and Croatian areas.

megan said...

I had "See the Northern Lights" on my "To-do" list in Alaska but, although I searched near and far, I still never got a chance to see them. :(

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It's too funny that you posted your to do list. I just posted about how I'm obsessed with making this lists! Hope you can get everything crossed off your list!

JG said...

I've got plenty "to-do" before I leave. Mostly I want to take pictures to take with us.

Annie said...

Funny you should mention this. I've lived my entire life here and I've never seen Crater Lake, the Shanghai Tunnels, or the Three Sisters Mountain range. Isn't that sad?

Amanda said...

My "to do" list for Florida is ginormous! We want to go to the keys, over the the panhandle, to Miami and some of the South Florida beaches. And of course, there's all the Orlando attractions we haven't been to: Sea World, Universal and Busch Gardens in Tampa!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.