Dreaming

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.  ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

So where to next?

Maybe the Grand Canyon.

 

17 responses to “Dreaming

  1. Yesss ! Il love this quotation. As we say “It’s better to live your dreams rather than dream your life”. 😉
    Grand canyon ? Wowwwwwww ! what a very very nice place !
    Kisses .

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    • Cousin,
      J’ai toujours rêvé de cela pendant un certain temps. J’espère pour le début du mois d’octobre, je vais t’apporter le long de la bonne caméra pour celui-ci !
      Bisous
      Arlène

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  2. Ah, Arlene, just my sentiments too and I’d love to ‘do’ the Grand Canyon. The closest I’ve been is when flying over it on a clear day – the view was amazing! Please make it happen, so if nothing else, I can vicariously live it through your travels! 🙂 Britta

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    • Britta,
      So far there isn’t an opening in the ranch at the bottom, not for the ranch proper or the bunk house – but there are always cancellations, so I will keep trying. If I can’t get a reservation maybe I will just do one of the day hikes in the Canyon. I so want to do this!
      Arlène

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  3. Arlene, You continue to set your sails, stopping in port only long enough to resupply.

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    • Steve,
      Thank you – you are one of my greatest supporters!
      For this one, when it happens, I’ll take along the Nikon; definitely will want crisper, clearer, sharper, more professional pictures! I just got a clip that holds the camera fast to the strap of the backpack (I saw somebody with it on Camino and asked what it was called and then came home and ordered it on Amazon). Hey, are you still using the iPhone for pics? Or have you decided to keep your Nikon?
      Arlène

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      • Still using iPhone. Took the Nikon back. IPhone is ever at the ready and takes good enough for me.

        Make reservation for next year. Better to have it and not need it. Some things do require forward thinking.

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      • Good for you – stick with what you feel comfortable with. I’m just a thickhead and will master photography with the Nikon. Actually I think I can take a decent picture, but it is no point and shoot, it takes thought on my part as to the composition of the picture (am I sounding like Bill now?) but for my eyes artistically I think I’m doing better. I took the little point and shoot with me on Camino, it was easy and fit in the pocket on the leg of my shorts, like you said ‘ever at the ready’ but I do like framing the picture through a view finder rather than on the screen especially outdoors.
        And yes, I will make reservations for next year – just having problems picking a time – in May I’m on a cruise, then I believe another long Camino. In the fall, I’m thinking Ireland.

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  4. Just pick a time that “might” work and book it. Can always change or cancel. I need to do the same for Yellowstone. Where are you cruising??

    Composition of a shot, which might be the most important element, is the same with big box or iPhone. It is all in the eye. I don’t avoid the big box camera because of complexity, but because of convenience. It is not enough better than the iPhone to give up the convenience of ever ready. At least not to me. Obviously, our mate Bill Bennett, has a different perspective. But having said that, I have considered taking some photography courses here. One day at a time.

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    • Steve,
      I agree totally with what you are saying about composition of a shot – I sometimes have trouble with viewing the screen when outdoors, thereby not being able to compose the shot as I would like. The viewfinder seems to make it easier. But yes I absolutely agree with you on the convenience. It is much easier and lighter weight to carry the iPhone or the little point and shoot camera. But as you say, it is all in the eye – I think my Nikon takes a much sharper image than the little one but that is purely my own thought and belief.
      I will do that with the Canyon, but I think I still will hike this October, just a day hike if I can’t get a reservation. Next May I am cruising to Bermuda with my youngest son and his family. And while on the East coast – cruise leaves out of New York – I think I’ll just hop across to France and possibly walk the Le Puy – or – maybe just rent a cabin on the beach on Cape Cod for a month or so, still undecided on that.
      Arlène

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      • You are quite the adventurer. You really are enjoying your retirement years. Good for you.

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      • My Dad used to always say “Too soon old, too late smart”. Now I know what he meant ~ there is a whole lot of living I must cram into the remaining years, so I’m doing all that my finances will allow going forward!

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      • You are blessed to be able to afford to do the things you do. I think you know that. I am also. So, let’s make hay while our health allows, because financial wherewithal without health, is simply a way to pay for the nursing home. Keep on truckin 🙂

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      • And I’ll drink to that! 🙂

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  5. Nancy Johnson Martinez

    Can`t wait to see you and hear more about the camino! Nancy

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  6. Arlene, I feel like I have been locked in part two of Gege quote – “It’s better to live your dreams rather than dream your life”. That is until “The Way” came out. Ten months after watching the film we were in Spain. That Camino has opened up a whole new life I wish I would have been exposed to twenty years ago so that I now would not be disappointed that I hadn’t done more traveling while the knees and hips worked better. Finances allowing I am going to pack as much in as I can over the next hopefully twenty more years:)
    It would be nice to meet you here in the US but even better to book a night or three at “your casa”!
    Hugs
    Lynda

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