Rachel’s escape inspired me to record my destinations of choice when I hightail it from the ball and chain.
Sneak out at 8:30pm. Drive to stores that close at 9 to take care of business (T.P. monitoring, anyone?) Then there are a few options:
- Serendipity: Go to the bookstore and gather a pile of magazines and books. Enjoy blessed alone and anonymous time. Pretend I have no cares and I live by myself. Sometimes, just sometimes, I’ll leave that pile of magazines (you former booksellers understand what that means.)
- Behind The Wheel: drive, just drive. Take a self guided tour of a new neighborhood. Check out the house that you saw online the other day. Make neighborhood assessments. Work on foreign accents. Karaoke. Determine it’s too late/strange/stalker-ish to call friends and say I’m nearby. Call out of state friend for on the road conversation. Try for moonlight vista on road up the canyon. Resist urge to keep driving: Reno-SF, Las Vegas, oh yes the ocean is calling but I will not yield.
- Prison Break: Drop a line to a fellow escapee, late movie? Apple tarts at your place? Cocoa or desserts at a restaurant? Up to Park City for raclette at Adolfo’s?
What do you do when you escape?