It's January. Winter is far from over and today has a wind chill of -47F. While I love parts of Wisconsin's winter, I am eagerly looking forward to returning to the land of the palm trees at least for a while. Travel means movement, think about that for a moment. I hate being confined and housebound. Extreme weather does that to us. I don't like being confined to my house due to dangerous coldness any more than I'd like to have the same due to extreme heat. Not being able to comfortably wander about, camera in hand, is not my cup of tea.
Until recent extreme coldness I've enjoyed winter scenes like the one directly above. After a few days in a row of subzero winds, I'm looking forward to a break from it in the land of the palm trees, if only for a few weeks. Variety is an essential part of travel for me. Different scenes, aspects of nature, foods, and cultures add spice to life. While the transition from Wisconsin to Florida isn't as dramatic as from France to China, for example, it's significant enough to make the visit interesting. Just a couple of more weeks to show a bit of patience befor hitting the road. I feel very fortunate that I have to option of doing so.
In the next few weeks there will be more travel photos and commentaries. In the meantime, feel free to check out my Flickr link on the right hand side of this page.
Until the next time, may your travels be interesting and enjoyable.