[at-l] Homecoming and the Adventure Detox
chuckcov at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 16:47:38 CST 2011
I think the feelings you all are experiencing are similar to the ones we in
the military feel after a long deployment. I believe it stems from going
wildly out of the norm of everyday life and experiencing new things. Those
new things are going to alter your perceptions on life and what you knew or
thought you knew.
You're right Mara about some people not being interested in hearing about
your adventures. I get the same thing but I chalk it up to people being
happy in what they have and what they know. Ignorance is bliss right?
Heading out this weekend to hike up to Hardscrabble Knob. I hear its a
tough hike. Good way to start off the year.
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Mara Factor <mfactor at gmail.com> wrote:
> What he said.
> I've been back in the US from my last trip for a year and a half already
> and never quite managed to settle though not for lack of trying. Now that
> the doctors have basically given up on finding out what's causing my
> fatigue, I've basically given up and am already planning another trip, this
> time a bit closer to home. I expect it to be a slow trip without too much
> pushing to see how much I can fit in given short periods of time here and
> there. I just can't do that anymore.
> While home, I enjoyed seeing my friends and family, visiting old haunts,
> dancing a bit, hiking not nearly enough, and eating at my favorite
> restaurants (and finding a few new ones). Some friends have asked about my
> travel experiences. Some could care less. While I enjoy sharing my
> experiences with others, I travel because of my own curiosity and I keep my
> memories fresh by periodically perusing my own journals.
> While I wish everyone would be as interested in other parts of the world,
> societies, cultures, etc. as I am, I don't expect it.
> Oh well.
> So, I'm housesitting in Teaneck, NJ this month, then back to Boston for a
> few days, and probably an eastern seaboard road trip to Florida starting in
> April. If anyone has any suggestions for things to do, people to visit, and
> places to see between NY and Florida, let me know.
> Stitches, AT99
> Visit my Travels and Trails web site at:
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Nina Rogers <Nina.Rogers at drakesoftware.com
> > wrote:
>> I read a blog post today at “The Art of Non-Conformity” that struck a
>> chord (la la la) regarding coming back home after a hike:
>> Homecoming and the Adventure Detox<http://chrisguillebeau.com/3x5/homecoming-and-the-adventure-detox/>
>> Just another reason I love my hiker friends.
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