Sunday, June 30, 2013

Do You Dream of the Taj Mahal...


or Burma, Sri Lanka or Thailand? I've written before about my travel dreams, and I thought I'd placed them on a shelf to be pulled out sometime later. I've been thinking about England or seeing the eight states in America that I haven't yet seen. But in the back of these thoughts more exotic ideas linger. I'm not a fan of the New York winter and I have been thinking about spending January somewhere warmer, perhaps the coast of Georgia. Then my imagination started to wander...

What about a return trip to India? I saw some of the fabulous sights in the north of India -- including the Taj Mahal -- eight years ago. I'd love to see the sights in the south, e.g., Cochin or perhaps a trip to Sri Lanka. I've had Laos on my mind for a few years and I'm not adverse for a return to Thailand. I'm not shy about going alone as part of a tour, but if any one of my blog buddies might be interested, please let me know. I know these are not trips for everyone, but sometimes we just need someone else to start our thoughts going. Of course if anyone is game for Antarctica -- Celebrity Cruises has a great trip out of Buenos Aires that I'd love to go on -- please let me know.

Yes, I took that photograph, and the Taj was even more extraordinary than I imagined.

The heat is back to New York City, but I still got my exercise for the day and the chance to catch up with my college roommate. We had lunch, walked, chatted, did some grocery shopping and chatted some more. What a sweet time to catch up. Hope you had a sweet Sunday, too, and send wishes for a sweet, sweet week.

14 comments:

LadyCat said...

Sounds like you have had some great travels. And sounds like a fun Sunday with your friend.

Nellie said...

You have made some great trips - and you have plans for more! How exciting!
It would be fun to meet my college roommate for some talking, eating, and shopping. I must take steps to help that happen! One is about two hours away, so that is workable.

Blackberry Lane said...

Glad you had such an enjoyable day. I hope you will find just the right person to enjoy vacationing with.

TARYTERRE said...

I just want a lake with a view for my travels. Hope your dreams come true though.

Terra said...

Your photo of the Taj Mahal has a soft painterly look and your plans are off to a roaring start.

It's me said...

Beautiful...enjoy summer...love Ria...x !

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's obvious from your blog posts that retirement definitely agrees with you Carol! xo

Theresa said...

What a beautiful picture! Frame that one:) Stay cool dear friend! Enjoy your day, HUGS!

Lynda said...

You definitely have an excitement about your future plans for retirement. What a great idea to be a snowbird - - and possibly internationally. You know we will be enjoying whatever you do because you have interesting posts.

Mary said...

I would love to see the Taj Mahal someday! It's so magnificent, and i love the beautiful love story behind it. :). I love that you're ambitious to travel. I am too, but i want tobtravel with my husband, and he has several years of work still ahead of him. This week we're on vacation, but it will beca 'staycation'. He needs to rest and relax. :)

Amrita said...

Beautiful

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Carol, There are so many wonderful places in the world to visit. I had hoped to visit the Taj Mahal when I visited New Delhi this year, but we had to give it a miss as we ran out of time.
We are going back to India next year and I can't wait.
Where ever you decide to go, I know you will enjoy it and you will be so many fabulous memories.
Enjoy your day,
Best Wishes
Daphne

GardenOfDaisies said...

What wonderful travel dreams! I hope they all come true!

Marie said...

Sounds as if you are really enjoying retirement Carol. I have never been to India, I don't think I would like the heat actually. I prefer to enjoy it from afar but I do know people love it. If you ever get the wanderlust to come to the UK, I know a few people here that would make you very welcome! xxoo