Nothing to me is more spine-tingling than the day I leave for a trip! My husband always teases me about this roving spirit I have. I remember a line from "It's a Wonderful Life" when George says the most exciting sounds in the world are: anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles! I understand completely what he means. When I arrive at the airport on the verge of an adventure, I know that no matter where I am going I will have an inspiring trip! If you are like me, a writer, you always come home from a trip filled with ideas for new stories and new characters.
When I was younger, the sound was train whistles. I knew if I was traveling on a train, I was going to visit my grandparents at the shore (Jersey shore it was). When I met my husband I learned to love airplane engine sounds. My first flight was to Chicago to visit him. I was hooked. I could not even tell you how many trips I have logged over the past 27 years. In the last three years I learned to love a new sound - ship anchors. I have been on three cruises and WOW, I would go again tomorrow if someone invited me.
So, here I go, ready to embark on a new trip. A trip that could change my life. If you are heading to New York - I'll see you there!