I have been involved recently in the clearing out of my late in laws house. The house evokes memories of visiting throughout the girls childhood. Jan never lived there so it does not have that emotional archaeological layer to it . Anyway I took the book we bought my father in law prior to his first visit to Rochester and also the Adirondacks. He took the book with him used it and came back with these assorted maps which I have kept in memory of him. My in laws loved their trip especially the cabin by the lake in the Adirondacks. It was a holiday of a lifetime for them.
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Looking at these apps and guide book reminds me how travel has totally changed, that which we took for granted has gone, probably for ever. When sixty came I was ready to travel more locally and further afield. That has not happened. Horizons have shrunk. I now doubt if I will ever go across the pond, seeing those things I have long since seen in books or on film. The Wilderness and the history too. I feel I need to begin to accept this parochial future but find it hard so to do.