Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blogging from A to Z: T is for Time Out to Travel




During the month of April last year, I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge - one alphabet-themed post per day (except Sundays).  I had such a good time with it that I'm doing it again this year.  I'm loosely organized on the theme of downsizing, minimalism, and small-home living that I've learned in 14 years of living on a small boat.  I'm starting with A is for Anchoring Out, Anger-ing Out, and ending with Z is for Zout and Zwarte Peper (Dutch for salt and black pepper). Click on the A to Z logo on the lower left sidebar for links to many other bloggers participating in the challenge.




My plan for today was to write how we could only Take a Tenth of our Toys, and Technology coming (somewhat) to our rescue.  But instead, I'm taking time out to travel. We had an unexpected opportunity and we've rented a car (a treat in itself!) and are headed to meet up with a blog friend I made while doing A-Z last year. When we get back on Monday or Tuesday, there will be stories, and I'll write about Toys, and Uniforms, and Virtual Privacy...

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  1. Enjoy your land trip. Happy weekend

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    1. Thanx! I most definitely did enjoy it!

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  2. Have a great car-day! Your photo of the day and mine are basically the same! Time = clocks! :-)

    Liesbet @ Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary

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  3. Sounds fun! It's awesome to have the freedom to accept random opportunities that come up! - Lucy

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    1. Oh, and this one was worth it ... so fascinating to meet someone in person and see how well s/he matches up, or is different from, their online persona.

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  4. Blog hopping from North Carolina during the #Challenge. I started WAY down the participant list figuring they wouldn't get as much traffic. I have scrolled back through your theme posts. Love this about finding other bloggers....new information I have been writing about hotels and inns, come and have TEA on the letter T day if you have time or interest.

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    1. Loved this quote on your blog, Stepheny, “I do not think that when in a hotel you have to feel “at home”, on the contrary, you have to get the feeling that you are definitely elsewhere…” I'm pretty sure it's going to inspire a blog post for me. In May, though...

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  5. I keep trying to downsize from a six bedroom house to a two bedroom. Can't imagine what you have to give up to live as you do.
    Susan Says

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    1. The hardest part of all is what you've just alluded to: shifting my mindset from "what I was giving up," to "what I was making room for." Luckily, I stored the most sentimental things rather than gave them away forever.

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