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Story Time: A break

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:42 am

By Lorry Myers

Cabin fever has set in and I needed a change of scenery, a road trip to breath new air and see things unfamiliar to me. Even doing mundane tasks like laundry and cooking is starting to make me resentful. I feel like I’ve been grounded and I craved a change of environment where my routine would be transformed and I would be too. My husband and I wore our masks and carried hand sanitizer and chose a scenic route that would lessen human contact.

I grinned all the way down the drive way.

Lorry Myers

Lorry Myers

Travel is a quirky thing; it can go one way or another. So, I like to plan for the best but expect the worst, that way I am never surprised. If nothing bad happens, if we don’t breakdown or blow up, end up in a crash or get mugged, lose all our money or encounter really, really wicked people, all which my husband swears will happen; if it doesn’t, if nothing bad happens, then we had a travel success.

For this trip, I got up early.

I stayed up late.

I walked by a river with no water.

I waved at interesting people and judged them to be far more interesting than me.

I ate good food.

I stood apart.

Was lost three times which is pretty good for me.

I sat in the woods.

A drive-thru window.

A wayward rest stop.

A restaurant that had a lounge singer.

I saw a sunrise.

A sunset.

For the complete column, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.