This week I saw a photo a friend posted. Nice picture of his wife. The friend I’ve known since third grade. She was smiling while having a grownup dinner (with three kids, including two with special needs, this isn’t as common as my friends deserve, but it surely is enjoyed when it happens. The intriguing part for me was in the caption. The restaurant they were at was Turkish and it hinted that they were studying up for a trip.
Before I say anything else, I should make it abundantly clear that I am thrilled beyond belief that Carole & Clay will be traveling to Turkey. Its to celebrate their anniversary and has taken a lot of planning to make it all work.
However, I find myself getting travelsick. I don’t mean that nauseous feeling you can have when travel doesn’t agree with you — car sick, air sick or motion sickness. That is about HOW you travel. You can go to the pharmacy and get something for that. If you have it really bad, you may want to go to the doctor for a prescription.
I mean travelsick with no spaces between the words. The affliction is a lot like homesick. When travelsick, its like I am now — its about WHEN you travel. The feeling I have reading about Carole and Clay’s pending trip… it’s not jealousy. Not in the least. I felt an exhilaration that comes from knowing some of the incredible sights they will see and wanting to have that same rush myself.
Yep. I’m a little travelsick right now but that’s ok. I’m always able to make good on that — I will find a way to get a good trip on! In the meantime…. see what you are missing if you haven’t been to Turkey from the photos below and a previous post I did on my visit!
And feel free in the comments to tell me whether you get travelsick (if so, do stories of a certain place get that reaction faster than other places?) or are you more prone to motion sickness (if so, not sure I want the details)?