Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Vacationing

We jetted off, but now we're back.
And it was an absolutely fabulous time.


Even though I have a tendency to be a homebody,
I love taking vacations for several reasons.
But, it really all comes down to the new or different experiences that come along with it.
Such as...

{Food}
I love to eat food.
A lot.
Though I do sometimes find myself a bit apprehensive about the food I may find waiting for me in a new place, I can be somewhat adventurous.
Take black pudding for example.
I went there- even after declaring "I. Will. Not."- and it was actually kinda good.
The haggis, however, was a different story.
No, thank you.


{Geographical Terrain}
This is one of my favorite reasons to travel.
And there is a part of Scotland that might just have become my favorite landscape on the plant.


{People}
I am a people watcher.
Sometimes the Farmboy and I will make up life stories for the people we are watching.
A fun past time for when you have missed your connecting flight and find yourself stuck in an airport on another continent for 5 unplanned hours.


{History}
Especially ruins.
They make my heart beat a little bit faster.


But the very, very best part of taking a vacation, is the creative inspiration that comes along when you mix all of those experiences together.
I find when I get home I have to let it all sit and percolate through me, before I can really move forward with all of that new lovely inspiration.

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I'll be sharing our view of Scotland, here, in a series of posts soon.




9 comments:

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Sounds like you had an awesome vacation Alisa - beautiful photos.
Hope you got creative time for your travel journal too.

Lorrie said...

Welcome home. From the glimpses in these photos and words, it sounds like you'll be percolating for some time. Looking forward to seeing more of Scotland.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Welcome back. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Cant wait to see wat beautiful inspirations will result from it.

kandeland said...

so glad you had a wonderful time! travel is just so special in so many ways. even the way it makes you appreciate home when its over!
scotland must have been lovely...can't wait to see more, but right now have a nice time settling back into your nest. xo natalea

Dorthe said...

Welcome back dear Alisa.
I have never been to Scotland , but the photoes looks fantastic,-and I would love to experiment it on closer hold.
Will be great to see how inspiration from your wonderful tour will return in your art.
Hugs,Dorthe

Robin Thomas said...

Glad you guys enjoy travel together, glad you got to go.

Larry and I do that...often our stories are a little off-color.

Sandy Michelle said...

Welcome back! I look forward to seeing more pix :)

Sandy xox

Margaret said...

Welcome back, your trip sounds wonderful! Love the photos, what a great atmosphere! can't wait to see more! Mx

Charlene said...

Glad you're home safe & sound! But, it looks marvelous!!! Haggas just sounds WRONG! Have a great weekend.
Charlene