On this trip across the country we're doing a bit dream traveling rather than real traveling. Dream traveling is where we drive by a certain area and dream of what we would do if we had unlimited time and finances. We're passing a few states by, but I have ulterior motives. We're conserving as much as we can so we can get a new home and a studio too. Travel along with us across the last three states of dream traveling.
Dream Traveling Louisiana
We pulled into a Louisiana RV park last night and I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we hired a local person to take us up a bayou in a boat? We'd ride along and see alligators floating on the surface of the muddy water, hoping we didn't fall out of the boat or sink. We'd see unusual birds in the trees and animals crawling in the depths of the thick swampy forest. We'd dock on the banks of the river where we'd stop for dinner at a restaurant known only to locals. We'd have Cajun rice and beans and some crawdads too". Gary said, "Later there'd be folks playing Zydeco music; local musicians playing all kinds of wonderful and unusual instruments, jamming all night long".
Dream Traveling Mississippi
We entered the state of Mississippi this morning and saw magnolia trees growing wild along the highway. I said to Gary on the walkie talkie, "Look there's a Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Preserve. Wish we could stop and camp along the banks of the river. We'd walk along raised wood walkways and see the cranes up close and get some spectacular photos". Gary said, "Yeah, I remember the cranes flying over our house when we lived in Foresthill, we could hear them hooting so very high in the sky". I said, "I remember reading cranes fly higher than any other migrating bird". Gary said, "We could also take a riverboat trip down the mighty Mississippi and think about Tom Sawyer's travels along the way".
Dream Traveling Alabama
Later in the day, we were in Alabama and I remembered a trip we took to Dauphin Island in the early 1990's. I said to Gary on the walkie talkie, "Look there's the exit road to Dauphin Island. We could walk along the white sand beaches and gather sea shells. We'd see those huge live oak trees with all the Spanish moss hanging from the branches". Gary said, "We could visit Fort Gaines and walk through the ruins and think about the ships sailing in the waters and the battle's being fought so long ago".
How about you, do you do dream traveling like I do? Where does your dream traveling take you?
Hope you enjoyed our dream traveling; please come back again next week where we'll do some real traveling in the state of Florida.