Monday, September 14, 2009
Are You Ever Too Old?
Are you ever too old to try something new? What if it's something everyone else has done, and you're embarrassed to admit you've never done it? This year I had my first experience traveling by train. I traveled from New Castle, England to Little Hampton, England. The trip was wonderful. Looking out the window and seeing the countryside, going from the north end of England to the south end, was a great way to truly see the country. Seeing farms, foxes, people's homes and gardens was interesting. I didn't know that England is full of community gardens. It's a different perspective than driving or flying. I felt like I really saw England.
I was absolutely terrified about getting lost. I had to get off the train in London and take a taxi to a different train station. We arrived late because the first train lost power and had to drive on auxiliary power. It was slow and the cabins got HOT. Luckily, there was another train to Little Hampton.
My next adventure will be to travel on a bus. Did you have any firsts this year? What do you still want to do? Is there anything you're embarrassed to say that you haven't done (at your age) yet?