A friend shared this photo on Facebook and it immediately spoke to me:
I have never had the opportunity to fly and it is most definitely on my bucket list. Those who know me would probably say that I would therefore select the airplane. I am going to shock them all by saying that my chosen mode of transport would be either by train or, even better, hiking.
The town I grew up in had one of the main railway stations between two major towns and I used to love listening to the sound of the trains going by. Once we took a trip from the Free State to Durban and it was just magical. It is something that Luke has never experienced so I see it as my motherly duty to let him experience it at least once (apart from the fact that I am dying to go on a train ride again!).
As far as the hiking goes, I love walking. It is the best therapy for any internal issue you need to sort out and you get some solid exercise as an added bonus. It has always been a dream of mine to take a backpack and just walk. Do a cross-country up to the Free State to visit my mom or take the scenic route around the coastline to visit my brother perhaps. Being a mom makes that ideal just a bit difficult. Add to that the fact that I am a woman, and you have a recipe for disaster. It is so unfair that men can just up and leave to do stuff like that, but we have to think and re-think about safety and all that jazz!
Why take the slow coach (pun intended) when travelling by bus, car or airplane are much faster? Life is so rushed and we can all do with a bit of unwinding. Taking the slower option also gives you a much better opportunity to explore the countryside, which is the reason for a road trip right?
So there you have it, for me it is travelling at a snail’s pace. Here is what others had to say: