Nostalgic Already?

14.February 2009

Pre-Trip

We moved last weekend and, more than once, I found myself feeling nostalgic.  Not for the condo – I don’t seem to be sad to see it go – but for Victoria. Even though we’ll still be here for 3 months and 15 days, I was already missing it. 

I think it was partly the weather. It was a nice, kind of sunny, day and I was imagining all the things that we wouldn’t be doing this summer. 

 

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No riding with the Fat Bastards. We’ve ridden together most weekends for almost 10 years. Saturday would have been a perfect riding day – crisp and probably not too wet, or maybe wet, I wouldn’t have cared. I hope that we can find a bit of riding while we’re away so that I can feel that fabulous feeling when it all comes together on the bike.

 

 

 

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No walking to downtown for no reason – even if the reason is always to stop at the pub for a pint or two. I think we’ll do plenty of walking, in plenty of towns, and drink plenty of beers that will remind us of those great unplanned afternoons at the pub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p1010297No running along the waterfront at ‘the perfect time of day’ – for me, the perfect time of day is that magical dusky time right before dark falls. We may not run while we’re away but that magical dusky time falls all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

p1000638No cocktails on the patio of our apartment/condo/basement suite on sunny, sunny afternoons. I guess we’ll have to substitute beaches, lanais, terraces…I think we’ll be fine :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The feeling passed fairly quickly, and it hasn’t returned since, but I think it will. I think it should. As exciting as it is to be setting of on such a fabulous journey,  it doesn’t mean that I won’t miss my already fabulous life.

 

 

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9 Responses to “Nostalgic Already?”

  1. Pam Says:

    I can relate! It looks like my house will be on the market in about 5 or 6 weeks, which will be another milestone. And now that the weather is turning slightly less awful, I can imagine a time when it’s NICE to go out for a run.I think I’ll miss just being able to head out the door for a quick 10k without worrying about where to run, or whether it’s too hot and humid, or whether it’s culturally appropriate or even safe… I can only assume that, like you say, there will be plenty of compensations!

  2. Jana Says:

    …and your fabulous friends…you will miss them (okay I mean me), right???

    • Gillian Says:

      Of course we’ll miss our fabulous friends, and you in particular!! That was unspoken! Love you!

  3. Liz Says:

    I saw your packing pictures on flickr – looks very familiar at the moment. However, all our boxes are still in our apartment, at least until the end of the month. And even though we don’t have time for melancholy, it still sneaks in.

    Eek, so much to do and only 4 weeks until our flight. Good luck to you guys.

  4. Tanya Says:

    The reassuring thing about leaving home is that, upon your return, you can generally count on finding it in pretty much the same condition as when you left.

  5. Anil Says:

    There are always those moments that return when you’re in a quiet moment – they never quite go away. Best to embrace them and (cliche) remember the good times!

    Keeps you connected with home, even when you’re at a new one.

  6. Heather Ahrens Says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just wanted to let you know that I am planning on traveling around Europe in September also. Maybe we can meet in Germany!

  7. Sara Says:

    This does make home sound pretty nice. I’m nostalgic too!

  8. Melanie@TravelsWithTwo Says:

    There’s plenty to miss in beautiful Victoria…but won’t it be exciting to see how it’s changed in your eyes when you come back home? You don’t yet know how your travels will change you, either! I look forward to hearing about them as they unfold. I hope you’ll be be a future Travels With Two “Traveling Couple” — I’d love to interview you when your travels get underway!