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Day 21: When we travel, our senses are heightened. We feel more alive and we’re more free to do things we might not at home. We can be who we want. There’s an air of urgency to everything we do – we know our time here, in this place, and with these people, is limited. If we want to do something, we have to do it now. It’s no wonder then that many travelers have relationships on the road. Tell us about a “special someone” you met while traveling.
My Forever Love Affair
You were the perfect mix of organized and spontaneous. You swept me off my feet the moment I stepped off the train. I was instantly attracted to your interest in culture and desire to continually learn more.
As we traveled through Italy, tasting the rich wines and homemade pastas of the country not only did my belly expand but so did my love. You romanced me as we took the train to diferent cities and experienced the variety of personalities of each country. I remember sitting outside in Vernazza after a long hike and watching the sunset and thinking life was perfect.
Then we jumped over to Interlaken, Switzerland and I saw an exciting side to you. You lead us through the wild rapids and didnt blink when we all got thrown from our raft. I was always impressed how you could keep your cool under stressful situations and I have to admit you looked mighty good in the wetsuit we all had to wear.
When the adventure trips slowed down we found ourselves in Germany and you introduced me to beers larger than my head and unforgettable castles. I got to see your carefree and fun side in Germany as we sang traditional drinking songs and ate the most delicious meatballs I have ever had.
In Maastricht, Netherlands we were able to settle down. The fast paced journey was now starting to look more like real life. We went grocery shopping together and played tennis outside (almost always in the rain). We began to have our regular coffee shop and sandwich store, our bags were unpacked, and life was peaceful.
I feared for you as you ran with the bulls in Spain and smiled as you cheered on the bikes at the Tour de France in your bright yellow shirt. I watched as you adjusted to each new location and grew in your confidence while interacting with people. All along I fell in love with you more.
I knew my husband for four years prior to our first three month trip through Europe. It was on this trip that I met my love affair. Josh was a new man, he left his stress on the airplane and despite our constantly changing trips, cheap flights and misread directions we were entering a new stage of our love affair.
I was glad I took my love affair on the road with me.
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