Who wants a vacation to end? We never felt our one-week vacations from years past were long enough. We tried two weeks, then moved to three.
When three weeks was not enough, we planned our just-finished (wildly extravagant in time) 22-month trip that seemed just the right length of time—almost two years. Certainly that would be enough. At the end of the trip, we discovered that 22 months was still not long enough.
We just returned to Washington, DC, the place where our trip started almost two years ago. “Now that you’ve been around the world for two years, are you ready to pick a place and settle down?” our daughters asked us on our return. No. We learned we have no desire to separate our vacations from everyday living.
Some day our traveling life will end, and we’ll be ready to unpack our suitcases…but not yet. We decided to start planning an 8-month trip in South America for 2016. Meanwhile we’ll keep our suitcases packed, visit friends in our first month back here and then head out to the West Coast to visit family and continue to travel slowly and simply to some appealing destinations.