The final preparations for this weekend’s trip are now frantically occurring. Or, so I’m told. Personally, there’s only a few bits of information I need or want when making a decision or preparing for a trip:
1. Location – good place or bad
2. Estimated Cost – enough money or not
3. Time of Departure – When I need to be there
4. Time of Return – Idle curiosity; not really necessary unless I need to take time off.
5. Travel arrangements and estimated Temperature – Not a fan of public buses. Do I need a heavy shirt or light shirt; always in long pants.
Especially right now, the actual details of the trip are pretty unnecessary. This is probably what makes me a great and irritating traveling companion. Great because I rarely care what we’re doing – no Snakes, Bees or duplication (I start caring on a second trip to a city) – and irritating because I rarely add much to idea generation.
Question for others on Trip: “So, Al where do you want to go?”
Answer from Al: “Don’t care, happy to be here.”
Retort: “You got nothing, common, what ya think?”
AL: “Look a butterfly” then I wonder off until the discussion is over
It’s not that I’m indecisive; it’s that I don’t care. During Semester At Sea, the ye old trip around the world, I wanted three things (actually four but since this a family blog :). First, meet lots of people on the ship and in each country; second see the Great Wall of China; third see the Sistine Chapel. I didn’t know much about the other countries so it was all new.
We’re heading to Chennai this weekend. It’s going to be hot. I need to be in the lobby of the hostel by 6 am on Saturday; it’s around 1500 Rhopies; arrive home on Sunday; temperature is hot; travel by public trains. Guess I’m all set.