Saturday, March 17, 2012


"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

For the first time, I'm traveling without worrying about plans, connections, luggage, or a myriad of other concerns.

While not traveling as a light as I might, I'm reasonably streamlined -- for me.  I've resolved to buy little -- well, a gift for my mother -- and I brought a good book to make waiting time seem shorter.

Instead of trying to cram every minute, I plan to watch the people and the scenery, smell the Spanish coffee -- and laugh a lot.

In short, je suis en vacance, as the French say.  "I'm on vacation."