Tonight over dinner, Kenny and I were talking about a road trip that we took together in 2005. We rode out to see Mount Rushmore. And since we were in the neighborhood, we also stopped in to visit Yellowstone. With only a small window of time to get out there from Long Island, we had to scurry back home much quicker than either one of us would’ve liked. But, at the time we did it the only way we could if we were going to ride out. The choice we were faced with was to hustle or stay home.
Over a decade has passed since that trip. Tonight as we talked, feelings of wishing that we would have done things a little differently bubbled up. We’ve learned so much about ourselves in the passing years. Of course, thinking those woulda-shoulda-coulda thoughts can only come with hindsight. I have to come to terms with the idea that if we knew how to do things differently, we would have.
Do you do that, too – look back at past trips with fresh eyes and wish you would have stopped at x, y or z since it was right there?