There Be Dragons,... How Far Do You Go?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Yes, and men don't stop and ask for directions either when they get lost...but that doesn't mean they aren't lost either. :)
     
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    I understand that Holly and think it's wonderful. But I've always been a homebody more than a traveler...even in my younger days. And I usually satisfy my curiosity through research, etc. and sometimes a few trips to see something I'm curious about.
     
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    LOL...so true!!

    I rarely have to use a map or satnav , simply because I have an inbuilt sat-nav in my brain.. I truly believe it's because from very tiny I used to go exploring by myself... and then I was a Brownie then a girl guide, ..and navigation has always been one of the few things I'm very good at . MY family call me the human Sat-Nav... :D...wheras my husband would get lost in the next street!!
     
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    On the contrary, I do stop and ask for directions albeit there are times when it’s under the auspices of having to go to the bathroom.

    But waxing philosophically, are we not all lost? Is there indeed a map which can direct us from one station to the next whilst driving through life’s highway of dead ends, countless forks and bi-ways?
    Men are made to lead and lead we must even though the journey takes us through many valleys, up steep mountains and even into the abysses of whatever that road offers.
    Nay I say! A map of discernment is printed on every man’s heart where it is protected from the elements unlike the paper one that can be destroyed at the smallest act of nature!!
    WE ARE MEN and go willingly forth to find adventure, the Holy Grail, to slay dragons and discover the undiscovered!!

    But, yeah, when it comes to going to the inlaws, some store with a sale or a place like Disney Land, a woman with a map has to tell us how to get there............
     
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    You all just too, too funny.:)
     
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    When we were first married, my wife hadn't traveled long distances much, and I "showed her the world", so to speak. I soon discovered that, when on a road, she was far better than I was, but if I took her into the woods out of sight of a road or landmark, she had no idea how to get back to the car, even if it was just 100 yards away. She has improved in years that we have ventured, but she still has some trouble finding her way in the forest.
     
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    I'm not so great at that either. When I pay attention, I don't have trouble but when I'm out in the woods, I tend to simply walk around, aimlessly looking at things.

    After checking out some land on a mountain that a friend of mine was thinking of buying, I decided to walk down another way by myself. I figured, how could I get lost coming down from a mountain? I wandered in the woods for several hours before finally coming out onto a road, and one that was several miles from my car.

    Then there is the fact that I sometimes get lost on my own land. Not hopelessly lost. Wherever I am, on my land, once I decide to walk in a straight line in any direction but west, I'll come out somewhere that I recognize, but it might take me a while. The west side of my land abuts several thousand acres of undeveloped paper company land, and that could be a problem.

    Fortunately, I did learn a few things from Boy Scouts and growing up in the country, so once I start paying attention, I can usually do okay.
     
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    I guess you could always carry a pocket compass, @Ken Anderson.
     
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    I often do.
     
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    There is some past documentation which stated that there were two kids who used bread crumbs to mark their way through the woods.
    As the story goes they found this house in the woods and................................
     
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    Traveled when I was a kid, and everyone did all the work for me. ;) Traveled when I was young and energetic, and also a little for work, but it was becoming less enjoyable the closer I got to retirement. I'm grateful to have had those opportunities, and I'm grateful to my parents for taking me on long car trips when I was a kid. I learned a lot.

    But I'm not interested much in travel anymore. Maybe because it is a lot of hard work. No desire to travel alone, maybe not even with anyone, I'm not sure. It would probably be fine if they would make all the arrangements, and just say "Let's go!" LOL

    You can find adventures in a couple of square miles of land in the woods, if you look for them. Just different kinds of adventures.

    As far as the other part of this thread, I've known many folks who have never left the area where they were born. I've noticed a difference in a few who served in the military, went overseas, during wars, and then came back to never leave home again, but not all of them.
     
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    I have restless feet and a gypsy heart. My heart and feet say to travel constantly. Unfortunately, my bank account says "C'mon home and sit a spell." I try to make the body parts as happy as possible while placating the bank account.

    The time is coming when my feet will be planted in front of my rocking chair and the bank account is hovering above red, I know. Until then, I'm following my gypsy heart where it takes me.
     
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  13. Don Alaska

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    Good luck to you, @Mary Robi. I too, am a natural roamer, but first my lifestyle, and now my spouse keep me anchored.
     
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    Speaking of travel ...where is Terry Page ?
     
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