today i’m feeling restless. Fall generally makes me feel this way. last year i was leafing through an old Bartlett’s Quotations book that i had inherited from my great aunt when i came across this William Bliss Carman quote that my aunt had scrawled on a piece of paper and stuck in the book:
There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, we must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name.
i know it’s not October yet, but close enough. my gypsy blood is stirring, and i just can’t sit still.
so, with that in mind, i have been thinking today of all the places i want to travel to someday (you know- when i’m independently wealthy and have nothing to do). so here is my top ten places to go/do list:
- Olympic Peninsula (Washington)
- the Swiss Alps
- the English countryside
- Machu Picchu, Peru (i’ve actually been to the Peru, just not there)
- backpack the Appalachian Trail
you won’t find me basking on some beach. i’m too restless.
where would you go?