Travel Dreams

Now that the vaccine is out and people are beginning to travel again, my family is starting to dream. I’ve been scouring rental sites in search of places to visit. I would love to be able to travel, explore, and hopefully write. Wyatt and I will often spend time browsing through rental listings and looking for fun things to do in the area of a rental that we like. We’ve “favorited” a few places that we want to go. These places I can see us exploring during the day and then at night I can picture myself sitting down to write.

There is a condo on the Lake of the Ozarks with a beautiful view of the lake. This condo is only a little over an hour and a half from the home of Laura Ingalls WIlder in Mansfield, Missouri. Wyatt, Jessica, and I have all been wanting to go there for years. Wyatt especially wants to see Pa’s fiddle which is on display there, among other things that he has read about in the series. I can picture cozy evenings by the lake.

A cute cottage in South Carolina is on the list as well. It is only a block away from the ocean on the south end of Myrtle Beach! It is only a few miles from Broadway at the Beach and several other attractions. I’ve never seen the ocean and have always wanted to go. I think I would want to go here in the “off” season. Perhaps in the fall or even in the winter after the holidays.

Of course we have places in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that we want to stay as well. Those places we wouldn’t get to for awhile. The rentals themselves are fairly affordable but the travel to get there would be more than I could do at the moment.

Do you enjoy daydreaming about travelling? Where would you go?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to Travel Dreams

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you and the kids TOGETHER plan / dream about traveling new places. When I was a kid, I don’t recall ever being consulted about where we were going, or why, or when, or for how long. That’s not to say we went to crummy places… because we visited some of the most beautiful national and state parks in America. But still, we were never involved in the selection.
    The British Isles is one region that I’ve longed to visit. But international travel concerns me, so I doubt I’ll ever get there.

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    • I figure the vacation would be for all of us so we had better all plan it so we can enjoy it together. Like Wyatt wants to go see John Wayne’s birthplace so we’ll also stop at the covered bridges for Jess and take back roads to get there for Quin and myself since neither of us like the interstate and we enjoy long rides in the country.
      What concerns do you have about international travel? My worry is flying over the ocean. THere’s no place to do an emergency landing!

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      • Jeff Salter says:

        I have many personal concerns about international travel.
        It works well for many, and I don’t begrudge them having that flexibility.
        I guess I’m just a homebody who doesn’t like the idea of being possibly stranded somewhere.

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  2. Traveling has been out of the question for me for years. If there aren’t family concerns, there can
    are health problems now and there is always that don’t-get-this-show-on-the-road stopper: money.
    However, Both Joe and I have always wanted to see Italy; it’s been a dream all of my life. We’d both like to see Ireland, another family stopping-ground of mine.
    The sea! I would do a lot to get to a Caribbean island. I had a dream when living in the DC area to have a home at Annapolis; I should have stayed and shot for that.

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    • Italy would be wonderful. I love watching movies that are filmed there. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. I had a professor once who came from Italy as a young child during WWII. He often would take students over to Italy to do a two week tour in the summer. By the time I had him as a teacher he was no longer doing that. He was my mom’s high school teacher too. I loved listening to his stories about Italy.
      Ireland has been on my list for ages! Now I have names of towns that my ancestors are from and would love to visit those places.


  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I would fly to Italy and spend a few weeks touring. Then I’d take a cruise of the Greek Isles and get off the ship to see the ancient ruins. From there I’d go to Egypt to go to the museums and see the pyramids. From there I’d spend a few days in Turkey, and from there I’d fly to Russia and see the Kremlin and St. Petersburg. I wouldn’t be in a hurry so I’m thinking I’d be gone about nine weeks.

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