Is it an age thing, or just the long distance travelling?

Its funny, I never used to get bothered by the time and distance involved in travelling to the west coast of the US, but I’m beginning to notice just how much tougher this long distance travel is getting of late. It might be an age thing, certainly the old body doesnt seem to enjoy being confined to a plane seat for long periods now, and I’ve noticed that on 2 trips to the east coast this year, Toronto and Boston! I suspect the monotony of the flight plays a part as well, but I know my legs have been complaining this time around, even with decent legroom.

So I’ve pretty much decided that its time this middle aged lady eased off a bit, and I’ve decided I’m going to cut out the west coast trips…after the next one that is! Chicago/Minneapolis, and a sort of line there on will then be the limit, at least until the body disintegrates some more, or I get an upgrade lol! So where is the one place left to go to, before I retreat, why Seattle of course!

Its funny, I’d never even seen Seattle until 2003 (I nearly said my age, but thats something a lady shouldnt do, lol!) but instantly fell in love with the place. Maybe it was the climate, maybe it was the people, most likely a combination of both. I was fortunate enough to spend a good period of time out there then, and loved every minute of it, even if the budget was a bit tight at times! I was also lucky enough to go back a few years later for a week, when the budget wasnt as much of a concern! And yes, I still loved the place.

So unsurprisingly, I want to go back one more time before the old body screams enough, and see the city again. It will be funny knowing its probably for the last time (both times previously I knew I would be back), but I’m fast approaching my mid fifties, and the body is beginning to wear out a bit, and travelling that far is becoming a struggle. And alright, I want to see the Mariners play at some point too!

Next autumn will be east coast, thats for sure, I’m hoping I can get at least a few more years of coping with that length of journey at least, but a lot will depend on how the body (especially the knees) hold up, I guess. Well unless MIT, or the Cybermen can upgrade me anyway lol!

Musically, I could have picked Nirvana or something, but they were never my scene, so I’m not! So finding Seattle area artists came down to 2 that are more my era, or before. One was Judy Collins, the other, even older, and the one I chose, The Fleetwoods! I doubt a jet plane comes softly anywhere, but…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7yh6HFKAMs

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6 thoughts on “Is it an age thing, or just the long distance travelling?”

  1. True, that is the best way to think about it. But allowing for transfer time etc, its at least 16-18 hours travelling to reach the west coast from here, whereas east coast/central is 8-12. I either need a new body to head that far again, or faster planes. Both pretty unlikely at the moment it must be said.

    I might have to try some place in northern NY state out for size sometime! 😉

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  2. Either that, or someone needs to develop a transporter thing akin to Star Trek lol! 😀 You’ll be fine at least Kate, should be able to cope with East coast/Mid west for a few more years yet!

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    1. I’m kind of like Dr. McCoy in that I’m not crazy about the idea of my atoms getting scrambled and reassembled. My brain is already scrambled enough, thank you very much! 😀

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  3. I know the feeling, and lets face it, neither are exactly likely to happen anyway in the near future. Suspect the only way I will be crossing the Atlantic is in a ‘silver bird’, care of either American Airlines or Aer Lingus lol!

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