goal of the political process should be to maintain and perpetuate the proper
status quo. If the liberal agenda has disturbed this, then the primary
objective should be to return things to the way they were.
I've lived in Minnesota for over ten years, sure, but that doesn't mean I've actually seen much of the state. Like most people, I know what I know, and I go where I go. And that's the extent of it. But once I resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to make it to Alaska this summer, it occurred to me that I had plenty of sites to explore in the immediate region.
First stop: Caledonia, Minnesota. Where's that? It's a small town in the southeast corner of the state. Before I opened my Rand McNally Road Atlas, I had never heard of it, and before I punched the town name into Trip Advisor, I didn't know if there was anything there worth visiting.
Distance from home: About 75 miles.
Challenge #1: Leaving by 6:30 a.m.
Challenge #2: Taking my dog, Atticus.
Actually, Atticus is a good dog on a road trip, but the forecast indicated that it was going to get into the 90s. I wanted to leave early in the …
I wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise this summer, and I
monitored cruise prices daily until they finally hit the sweet spot. Unfortunately, once prices hit the sweet spot, I admitted to myself that whether the cruise cost $899 or $1599, it really didn’t matter. The price might be right, but other variables made it next to impossible for me to leave home for
the 2+ plus weeks such a trip would require.
So naturally I was a little depressed, and I allowed myself
to stew for a few days. What good is having time off when I’m still not free to
utilize it in the manner I would like? What good is having the money to purchase
the tickets when I still cannot “afford” to go? I was locked into a “woe is me”
frame of mind. Don’t get me wrong: I wasn’t angry at my situation, but it would
be fair to say that I was disappointed. I wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise this summer, and couldn't help feeling that I should be able to go on an Alaskan cruise this summer!
I’ve felt this way before -- th…