Friday, April 8, 2011

And the Beat Goes

My list of upcoming trips (seen to the right) has now grown to 10. People often ask me if I get tired of traveling - there have been many trips over the past few years - but the truth is that it is exciting for me. I may be delusional - and for that insight you could ask Brian - but I think I am more well-adjusted when my surroundings are changing a little bit all the time. I love seeing new places, having time to reflect while doing life on the road and feel a sense of freedom getting to have adventures that usually are related to work or goals for my life in general.

The best thing about the trips I have planned is that Brian Beard* will be on at least three of them with me! Traveling with B.S.B. is a lot of fun. He, as in many other aspects of our life, is the total opposite of me. He brings with him his laid-back attitude and just rolls with everything as it comes. To any outsider I am sure we look like the Odd Couple, which I guess sometimes we are, but we have a good time together.

Traveling with Brian is a little like this:  I walk fast through the airport while Brian takes his time and shows up to the gate ten minutes after I do. I pack snacks, things to read and pack my iPod with things to watch and Brian takes a nap. I get into the rental car plug in all the adapters, chargers, GPS, etc. and check for scratches while Brian is somewhere getting the bags and using the restroom. I have an agenda while Brian sees things along the way that look neat.

The best thing is that Brian encourages me to stray from the itinerary when he knows I am tired and never makes me feel bad about missing something that we thought would be really great to do - even if we've already paid for it. It kills me to do that, but I am thankful for him stepping in. It's nice to have someone to save you from yourself sometimes. Thanks Brian Beard, you're the best!

*Brian is my husband for those of you new to the blog.


  1. You gotta add Rochester to that list at some point so you can meet mr. Gabe. He's dying to meet his auntie Jenn! :)

  2. I know it, I need to just find the time, I have a free ticket around here somewhere!