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Muse for Monday

Mantra

The time of year is coming when Americans venture across the country. The travel season is here. Vacations from school. Holidays from work. Summer time filled with road trips and flights and vacation fun. Is travel all it is cracked up to be? Mantra wants you to know what she thinks.

It seems, we are always ready to go, but once back home, we are glad to be done with it. Since I am a driver, we spend hours in the truck. A. Lot. Of. Hours. In the truck. Mantra likes my truck almost as well as she likes her lantern. Off The RoadΒ is a fairy’s eye view of road tripping.

Off The Road

Ten more miles.
Feels like thousands.
The odometer
Squeals in protest
Of the climbing
Numbers report.
Pulling over.
Now’s not the best.

Pushing on through
Destination
Around the curve
It’s the last test
Of the resolve
To see our home.
Finally, here
To stop and rest.

All bone weary.

No bags unpacked.
Not unloaded.
Purse on console.
All bone weary
From the journey.
It’s over where
We’re the safest.

Whoever said,
“Home is where the
Heart is,” never
Set on a quest
To trek across
The whole country
Or that adage
Is merely jest.

In coming home,
Find familiar
Sweet aromas,
Sounds the softest,
Most comforting.
Warm furniture.
Best tasting food.
Coffee richest.

Fun and pleasure
Notwithstanding
Vacationing’s
One of the best
Entertainments,
But coming home
To family
Wins–No Contest.

170420122152

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Have you been here? What goes through your mind during a road trip? Do you enjoy traveling? What is your favorite part of a vacation?

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  1. LOVE THIS ….:)
    YES TRAVELING OPENS OUR EYES AND HEARTS TO REALLY WHAT IS !
    WHETHER IT BE NEW CULTURES , LANGUAGES
    WAYS OF LIFE AND BEING …..
    TRAVELING HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EDUCATION IN MY HEART …….
    πŸ™‚
    GREAT POST XOXOXOXO
    SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN READING AS MUCH
    BEEN IN MY MUSIC LAND πŸ™‚
    PROMISE TO MAKE IT BACK AS MUCH AS I CAN
    XO
    CAT
    Cat Forsley recently posted..The Heart Beckons by Cat Forsley Β©My Profile

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    • Red

       /  May 8, 2012

      No apologies! It is fun to go and learn about other places. Not to mention, it is great to get out of the rut we get into at home. Glad to see you today, Cat! xxx

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      • GOOD MORNING πŸ™‚
        NO SLEEP FOR THIS CAT ….LOL …..

        MUST OF BEEN THE MOON IN THE PAST FEW DAYS – SUPERMOON !!!!!!!
        GLAD TO SEE YOU TOOOOOOOOOOO
        πŸ™‚
        RE-INTEGRATING MYSELF INTO THE WEB – NEW COMPUTER MAGNIFYING GLASS INTO THE WEB πŸ™‚ AND LIFE REALLY – A LOT EASIER .
        IF YOU ARE ON GOOGLE + – I AM THERE ,

        BIG ADVENTURES IN LEARNING OVER HERE πŸ™‚
        THE WORLD IS WAYYYYY BEAUTIFUL …………
        MORE THAN I EVER THOUGHT πŸ™‚
        XX
        HAVE A GREAT DAY XOXOXO
        C
        Cat Forsley recently posted..The Heart Beckons by Cat Forsley Β©My Profile

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        • Red

           /  May 8, 2012

          Oh, excellent! That is wonderful. Anything which makes the screen easier for you to see! And the moon has been fabulous.

          Yes, I am on G+. You can find the link on my about me page. I am working on the page for M3, so am not there often, truly. Or anywhere else on the web for that matter. Been working on things the old fashioned way lately. I needed the cyber break πŸ˜‰
          xxx

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  2. Sounds good hun! πŸ™‚

    Yes, coming home must be the best part – I haven’t had a holiday in 30 years as I’ve never had the money! πŸ™

    Love the poem though! πŸ™‚

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.
    prenin recently posted..Monday – Quiet dayMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  May 8, 2012

      Some of out best holidays have been day outings. The ones which do not take a minor fortune for fuel and hotels. It is about getting away from the daily grind and discovering someplace new…even if it is in your backyard. {HUGZ} Red.

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  3. I like traveling…but I hate traveling to my destination.
    Bearman recently posted..Beware The SIxTHMy Profile

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  4. Yes, I like going away, but I always like getting back home as well – sometimes prefer it, depending on where I’ve been!
    Sorry I’ve not been around for a bit myself, Red, but I am trying really hard to catch up with everyone once again! And I’m getting there!
    Tom recently posted..Not exactly thoughtlessMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  May 8, 2012

      Glad to see you, Tom. I know about getting behind. After the hospital, I still do not think I am going to catch up! And I hear you about icky destinations. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Yes it’s nice to go away but
    sooooooo much nicer to come
    home again Red πŸ™‚

    Have a fun afternoon and evening πŸ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Red

       /  May 8, 2012

      I think you have hit on the consensus. Everyone pretty much likes going, but the coming back it the best!

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  6. I’d love to just hop on my bicycle and keep on pedaling. When I suggested that Tracy get a bike she looks at me funny. Guess not.

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    • Red

       /  May 8, 2012

      ROFL! My guess is the lack of air conditioning and power steering may have something to do with it!

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  7. A holiday would be nice at the moment ‘cos work has been so busy. Nice poem
    Tony McGurk recently posted..New Directions #2 – Meeting MumMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  May 9, 2012

      Glad you liked it. I think I am almost ready to go again. I miss home.

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