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Dreams of Yesterday, Two Years Ago

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2021

Dave!When I went though my Facebook feed this morning, I saw that a Hard Rock Cafe had opened Yerevan. A wave of sadness hit me as I remembered my former life of travel. I've always wanted to visit Armenia, and five years ago I'd just add Yerevan to my list of places I want to go and try to make it happen on my next trip to Europe. Now I seriously wonder if I'll ever visit Europe... or much of anywhere... ever again.

A part of it is COVID.

A part of it is not missing hours on a plane and waiting in airports.

A part of it is not wanting to leave my cats.

A part of it is just my being tired.

But... boy did I love seeing the world. I miss it so badly that it hurts sometimes. I get nostalgic, look through my thousands of travel photos, and am ready to book a flight so I can get back to the life I had.

In the past two years I've had one trip to Maui for a funeral. I currently have no plans to go anywhere else.

But I can dream, can't I?

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  1. TheQueen says:

    My husband astonished me today by researching places we could go after Covid. He’s a homebody — I guess he heard the news that the immune-compromised have an alternative to the vaccine.

  2. kapgar says:

    Dreams are all we have anymore. Although, admittedly, we’re going to be doing more traveling this year. Nothing in 2020. SoCal in 2021. Seattle, Scottsdale, and likely Florida in 2022. We were supposed to do a cruise in 2022 which would have negates our Scottsdale trip and been the Florida trip knocking us to two. But it sounds like my parents are getting a bit nervous about the cruise and we may be renting a house for the whole family instead putting AZ back on the map. Woo!

    • Dave2 says:

      It’s so tough. Travel as a shared experience is one of the best experiences you can have… especially with your family. Going on a vacation with my mom once or twice a year is my best memories with her. Everybody should have that. I’d be so sad if she was alive today and we couldn’t continue traveling. But at least you’re trying to compensate for the loss… so good on you!

  3. Atomic Bombshell says:

    We’ll go to Yerevan with you!

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