“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

The morning is lovely though a bit chilly, but it is, after all, October. All the trees in the backyard are swaying from the wind. The oak trees still have so many leaves that the blue sky pokes through here and there among them. The sun comes and goes.

My landscaper hasn’t been here yet to clear the downed limbs. I left him a message. They are lying on the lawn at the edge of the grass.

The storm had hurricane winds and gusts over 60 MPH. It was mesmerizing. I kept looking out the back door at the trees in the yard. The oak leaves were being blown so much they looked almost backwards.

My life is quiet right now. When I go out, it is to do errands. I spend my days mostly reading, but I’ve also been doing haphazard dusting using my sweatshirt sleeve. I walk into the living room or any other room and notice dust on things like the tops of frames. One swish from my sleeve is enough.

Every night I stop in the cat’s room for a while. I clean the boxes, refill the water dish and empty two cans into the food dish. Both cats mill around waiting. Gwen, aka cat2, comes over for pats and scratches. She purrs loudly. I know she leaves the room as I find clumps of hair on the hall and bathroom rugs. I wish she’d come downstairs.

Jack is downstairs all the time. When Henry gets a treat, Jack runs to the kitchen and meows. I think I am helping Jack develop bad habits.

I keep a list of dream trips. Many are in Asia where I have yet to go. I’d love to visit Tibet, Laos and Cambodia. Madagascar too piques my interest. In Africa I’d put Comoros and Mozambique on the list. I’d like to hit a couple of the …stan countries. I have plenty of open time. I just need money. I’m thinking I might buy a lottery ticket or two. You never know!

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8 Comments on ““I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    I just read in our news: Heavy rains in north-eastern Ghana, at least 28 dead, 1000 houses destroyed, more rain to come. Wasn’t Bolga in the north east?

  2. hedley Says:

    Tibet, yup I did get there when our friends had been assigned to Shanghai for a few years. I have never been anywhere so dominated by religion and without a shadow of a doubt Lhasa had the worst food of anywhere I had ever been

    It took an extraordinary amount of time and effort to get a permit to get in to the country, but boy was it worth it.

    Now back to dreaming of sunny summer days in Bognor Regis

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I did read where single travelers aren’t welcome. You need to join some sort of group or have a guide.

      Yak is the predominant meat. I watched a food traveler eat his way through Lhasa and the countryside. He showed the dishes being made. Much of those dishes did not appeal to me. Yak butter is not high on my list.

      I’m beginning to lose my ability to remember sunny days as cold nights start to take over.

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    You have to travel to Asia. Although I have only been to Hong Kong and Zhuhai China was well worth the long plane ride in economy class.

    Right now it’s 75 degrees under sunny skies.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      With my back, I don’t do economy class well, but I think I’d take a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxant and a pain killer on my way to Asia as other than economy the ticket would be exorbitant.

      It has been in the high 50’s all day, a bit chilly but not so bad.

  4. olof1 Says:

    You already know that on my list is a travel with a steam boat up or down the Mississippi but otherwise I would like to go to Bhutan up in the HImalayas, it is still very little destroyed by us tourists. But mostly I would love to go to Auatralia to see wombats 🙂 I dolike those litte animals 🙂 or New Zeeland to see Kea parrots.

    Rain all morning but now we can see some sunshine every now and again, normally I would love it but sunshine also means lots of hunters in the forest today, I don’t think they’ve gotten any moose yet.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I too would love a steam boat or a paddle boat on the Mississippi. It would be a wonderful trip. I could put human on my list too. I’d love to see the countries in the Himalayas. The sights I’ve seen on television are amazing. One video I just watched was in Lhasa. The guy ate mostly yak meat and other concoctions that sounded horrible.

      Perfect day today at 63˚. It will stay that way until Tuesday night when it is supposed to rain .

      Enjoy your Sunday!!

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