Yesterday, amidst driving 15+ hours back from South Bend, I had a chance to reflect on a lot of things, including:
* Our friends & family are very generous in their hospitality
* Why are my kids better travelers than I am?
* Why does Pennsylvania take so long to cross?
* Huh, I thought we had four bicycles piled on the too-small bicycle rack.
This got me thinking about what I would post on the blog about the family trip (3,300 miles, visits to 4 Midwestern states, maybe a dozen McDonald's snack wraps), and I decided "not much."
We had a lot of fun, but in I hestitate to write a lot about because I think most travel narratives are, well, boring. I'm not sure why, but usually (not always) when I hear stories of people's travels, I just don't engage them. I'm not saying that I hide from them for a week or two after they get back, just that listening to travels is usually not that interesting. (Maybe not as bad, though, as listening to people describe their dreams).
Is this just me? If not, why are travel stories boring?