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To Fly or Drive
by Lorry Patton
To drive or to fly, that is the question, but as hard as I've tried, I simply cannot say which one is
better for each method has its own special attractions.
I agree, when I'm whisked from home in just a few hours to a fabulous hot resort and in just
moments, I'm lying on a bed of thick white sand with the sun blazing down on my tired bones, I
feel fantastic and flying is wonderful.
But then too, I feel renewed on my short stops in each little village I drive through. Sometimes I
chance on a local parade with the camaraderie of a close-knit family. Or discover a most unusual
treasure, like a lonely chapel in the woods with a grand piano begging to be played.
Now, everybody knows how tricky it can be, finding a suitable motel and I do appreciate it when
it's included in the airfare, but have you ever slept in the back of a pickup parked beside the zoo
and listened to the lions' roar all night?
It's true, when I get up in the morning, don my favorite duds and stroll casually to the resort's
fancy dining room, I feel divine.
But what fun it is, to get lost in a busy city and to end up in a trucker's diner with the smell of
mama's home baked pies drifting from the kitchen.
And gosh it's nice when I don't have to study the road maps, my biggest concern being, what do I
wear to the fiesta tonight?
But how else would I have viewed magnificent Grand Canyon, dipped my toes into the salty
bottom of Death Valley or watched the antics of ground squirrels by turquoise Crater Lake?
Yes, my imagination is both stimulating and calming as a jet flies me to some exotic paradise.
But then, I get quite excited discovering new adventures and meeting countless diversities from
the comforts of my own vehicle.
So, is one holiday better than the other? I don't think so. They are obviously quite different, with
their own special charm. And when the opportunity comes, I'm ready for either one.