My parents are still relatively young, 70ish, but there are many days that I feel like they are 90 and the roles are reversed. Especially anything to do with technology. Yesterday my sister texted me in Texas to inform me that she let it slip that I was taking an Uber home from the airport and now my parents want to pick me up. There is no possible way I could have typed NOOOOOOO any faster or emphatically!!! My parents like to stay in their 10 mile radius comfort zone and any type of highway driving leads to A LOT of frustrations and complaining. I could just picture it... my plane was due to arrive at 10:20. They would get to the airport around 9 and circle around, occasionally stopping so my mom could run inside to see if she could find me. It would take several tries for someone to hear and then answer the ancient flip phone before spending 15 minutes trying to explain exactly where I was. Um... no thank you!!! I really love them, but this was a hard no.
the 3 best things about travelling alone...
#1 - Forced me to download and watch a few shows. I am 3.5 episodes into The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I highly recommend it (unless you are opposed to vulgarity, then you should pass)
#2 - It is so easy to get through security and maneuver around when you are not worrying about someone else!
#3 - That awesome feeling of coming home. I love to travel, but I also like coming home (plus the cleaning people were just here so it is kind of sparkly right now)!