Three things I’ve never done but want to.
I have never . . .
1. been to Europe. I want to ride trains and stay in hostels. I want to walk through villages and towns. I especially want to go to Italy and eat gelato and sip coffee outside a cafe’ beside a narrow cobblestone street. I don’t want to only do the tourist-y things. I want to get a taste of real life there.
2. driven across the U.S. I have always had this crazy dream of packing up my car and setting off across the U.S. taking smaller highways and eating in greasy diners. Maybe some day, after the children are grown, Patrick and I will do this — because my dream trip across the country doesn’t really involve strapping and unstrapping little people into car seats and playing Looney Toons on the van DVD player. I’m thinking two adults, small car, “Route 66” blasting from the speakers.
3. run in a race. But Lauren, my almost-11-year-old, really wants to start running. For fun. I know! Whose kid is she?! Anyway, I’ve been considering running with her. It might be fun to train for a very short race with her. Since I’m not torturing myself in the pool anymore. No promises – just an idea I’m toying with. But this seems more likely right now than a gondola ride in Venice.
How about you? What have you never done that you really want to?