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Old 09-09-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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If you miss the people you left behind too much, then your trip is too boring.

G Man
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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If you miss the people you left behind too much, then your trip is too boring.

G Man
I concur !

To me it is like kids at school who used to be glad to be back at school after the holidays because they got bored. I used to shake my head in incomprehension having never, ever had that problem !


Usually the thing I miss the most is my bed because it fits me perfectly and some beds are a little too hard or too soft. Apart from that I would be quite happy being on the road until I dropped dead. Or the money ran out which is the most likely...
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:45 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The only thing I start missing is home cooking! ...
I think you need to explore new ways to take your home cooking on the road!
Just a couple suggestions
How to Cook Food in a Hotel Room: 11 steps (with video) - wikiHow
Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on. | Wise Bread

I just returned a few minutes ago from another GREAT adventure (Colorado, Black Hills, (Wall Drug & Corn Palace) Minnesota, Nebraska (great steaks, 'Hot-dish-suppers', thunderstorms, sights, and real friendly folks).

My $13/day rental car was a rip for the company (taxes ate most of that).
2500 miles for $97 to the rental company plus $40 in taxes / fees)

That is 60% less than I usually consider my own wheels cost to depreciate ($.10/mile). I liked the 42 MPG in a nearly NEW car, rather than my $35.00 beater cars I drive. This one even had a heater and radio!!! (and AC to boot).

My pets were real glad I came home to save them from the coyotes and owls who are all carrying on tonight, and it is the FIRST time I had TWO dogs in the plane row ahead of me.... I was not impressed, as one yiped continually and did a few 'smelly' deeds. It was quite disruptive to the flight / especially those sitting ahead. I'm glad my 'farm' dogs have never mis-behaved that way... I'm afraid they would be 'history' if they so much as considered messing in the yard. Fortunately, they go way far from the house to do their deeds.

But missing pets I do not, as when living in Spain, I quickly realized why everyone walked in the street. (The dogs use the sidewalks). ALL our neighbors in apartments had BIG dogs, plenty of 'pets and kids' to go around when on vacation. I did get to missing good Pizza and Rootbeer after many months
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I miss my cats.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I don't have a family of my own, but no when I go out I do not miss brothers sisters cousins or parents.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Not at all. I don't even send post cards.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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For those that say you don't miss your family/pets while away, clearly you don't come home to faces like these!



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Old 10-28-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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He's so cute!
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Not at all. I miss American food and my car.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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Not at all.

I live far from my family, so I don't miss them any more than I usually do, and while I will be happy to get back to my friends I don't actively miss them. As for pets, sometimes my husband or I will say "Y'know, I miss the cats." But that's it.
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