Have you ever asked this question before? Or have you been asked this question. We’ve read, watched and even witnessed real life manifestation of this query being put forth to hapless adults, often by the little ones.
But what if the little one asking the question was not a child of say – 7, but a child say 30? or 47?
We’re addressing the fact that we all become children, excited and chatty when on is about to embark on what one considers an ‘epic’ journey. Perhaps we do not ask the same question but would it not be the same to ask “what time is it? is it time to go?“. Many times over a very short period of time – say an hour. We think the solutions pro-offered in this post can also be applied to adults, or ‘children’ above the age of 21. Did not read the link?
Let us enlighten you with some nuggets we find interesting.
You might want to consider doing a lot of sleeping while you are in the air on the way in that ‘epic’ journey. And make sure you watch a
few movie s or play games. If you are doing these, break the activities up to make it stretch out. Of course this is only if you are on a journey that takes more than just a few hours.
But what about those who hit the road
jack (not on a coach) driving and coming back no more? We found that putting in a list of songs and singing along with it helps a lot. That’s what they said! Which is why you might see a lot of hidden references (some more obvious than others) to songs in our writings. Did you spot any of them?
But we also have another dimension to look at when examining this age-old query posed by excited younglings. We set out to have our handprints across the world. Are you trying to do the same? Are you there yet?
Wow. The things that they keep coming up with. You know animals have rights too (to some folks and not all). You cannot simply keep your pets in shabby conditions (absolutely agree). Afterall, it is part of your responsibility when you have a pet. But what about pampering your pet?
Now if you want to give your little kitty a view as you lug it around, perhaps buy one of these bags (here). Can you imagine buying this bag for your cat? It ain’t cheap btw and we spoke with one owner as we waited for the taxi one day.
But today we are not focused on getting the bag. Or the cat.
Well, ok sort of related. We are talking about folks bringing their pets with them on a journey. Did you know that as many as 56% of US pet owners have driven their dogs around at least once a month? Sure the regular visit to the vet is important, but quite some bring their pets with them on a road trip. Does the image of a dog sticking its head out of the window tongue drooling pop in your head?
How about air travel? Now that’s less frequent (phew) but still at 6% is quite high. Imagine this percentage of the 78+ million dogs in the US getting on a plane every year. Did the math in your head? Remember our piece on emotional support animals? Some of them actually have jobs too you will know. Which do you think is easier to bring along? The cat? Or the dog?
Do you have a pet? Have your brought it with you on a road trip or onto a plane?
Something funny today finally. And it will be a short one.
You all know about luggage cases that all look the same. Some folks put on straps, others stick to using tags. Of course the more enterprising ones will use case covers. You know, the ones that strap over the luggage case. Originally intended to protect the case from scratches, one company has upped the game and determined to print case covers in your liking (read here)… heheh.
Would you have your face printed and strapped on your luggage?
Can you imagine being taught the wrong geography?
In this link, you will find out which famous geographical markers are wrongly positioned. Guess it will be rather hard to move them huh? Imagine standing at the equator, or at least the location that says so anyway… only to find out it was totally wrong! No wonder the water did not circle the opposite way in the WC when you flushed! LOL. We hope you know what we are referring to…
But today our post is not about being in the wrong place.
It is more about how navigation can sometimes be skewed. Did you know that the magnetic pole of the earth has been shifting? Your mechanical compasses that tracks the magnetic pole will thus be affected, making “north” not truly north. You follow? Perhaps that’s why we cannot find Santa’s real home… (maybe it’s here).
Fortunately today we have plenty of satellites up there in geo-stationary orbit. It is these networks of satellites that provide us more accurate positions on our phones and navigation devices. So the magnetic poles’ movement might not be that apparent to you. But think of the migratory fauna. They don’t have GPS devices nor mobile devices and rely on a combination of senses that probably include magnetic fields.
Would that explain why whales beach themselves not knowing it is land that is ahead? Lots of things to ponder over today. Yeah we know it might give you a headache thinking about them all. Perhaps this might inspire you to write something about this too.
Have you been to any wrongly positioned place(s)?
Yeah you. It’s called murphy’s law, or Mr Murphy. Have you ever wondered why, oh why does things happen to you? No. No we are not ranting about something bad that has occured with us. And no it’s not about the horse either…
Because today’s post first pokes fun at the tribulations one may experience when embarking on a journey. Check out these hilarious comics about the thrills and spills of traveling these days. Does any of the comics relate to your personal experiences? We found the last one to especially apt. Oh why do we have the urge to go to the restroom when the plane’s about to land?
And now we get to the serious stuff. Because it is not only air travel where you can be a little stressed.
Our postulation is this. No amount of planning will prevent or insulate one from mishaps. You might read later in our story on getting back to the cruise ship while in the Grand Caymans after a swim at Stingray city. Why of all days were there like 20 ships anchored there? Don’t they have a schedule to follow? Can you imagine if the traffic snarl would have really caused us to miss the tender back to the ship?
Did you recall this lady trying to swim to hers?
Ok that was a little extreme. If you were in the same situation, what would you do?