My first guest post! Check out Norma Wallace’s thoughts on Solo Travel.
“I remember reading Rafif’s post about solo travel and realized I have a story to tell.
At first, I thought ‘no big deal – I have traveled alone before, in my 20s.’ Oh, that was 54 years ago. Things have changed!
A friend asked if I felt comfortable driving 200 miles and going through Portland.
I said, “No, I am not comfortable— but I need to get out of my comfort zone if I am going to have any adventure in my life.” So after reading Rafif’s blog I thought I would put a positive spin on traveling alone. I was going to have a good time.
The first obstacle was a fire that closed the highway for 1.5 hours. Luckily, I had a good book in my purse. I read while I waited for the highway to open. The next obstacle was traffic. I was so thankful for a GPS to tell me where to go. (They didn’t have those 54 years ago!)
The last obstacle, I thought—eating alone. Actually, I was so happy to have gotten through the fire area and the traffic that it was a great relief to be by myself, order the type of food I wanted, and do a little people-watching.
The last obstacle that I haven’t overcome yet: the TV remote in the motel. What happened to just turning on the TV and changing the channel?
Why is every remote different? I will try one more time. Wish me luck.”
~ Norma Wallace