The Value of the Exhaustion of Repetition

Louisville, Kentucky

I love driving on road trips.  I don’t mind that the highways can all look the same after a while, or even the exhaustion of driving thousands of miles.

In fact, there is a special value to the exhaustion of repetition that road trips provide, at least for me.

I find that a good road trip clears my mind, and despite the monotony at times, all roads are a little different.  My soul and heart feel alive when I’m on the road to a place I’ve not visited before.  The more I travel the U.S. to our various national parks,  the more I love and appreciate our earth as the vast and varied enchanted oasis that it is.

Do any of you enjoy the meditative-like qualities of road trips?

Daily Contemplation:

Is there any activity that brings you value from the exhaustion of repetition?

P.S.  We are all fairly exhausted from our first day of travel to Louisville.  We’re only passing through on this trip. Even though to me it wasn’t a very long distance, 4 hours sleep the night before the trip began didn’t help.  Nevertheless, it’s great to be out on the road again.  Hope to have some road trip photos to share soon!

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9 thoughts on “The Value of the Exhaustion of Repetition

  1. jamieaaron03 says:

    I love seeing big cities, I love factory buildings, ghettos and slums, nice new sky scrapers, I like to stay in old hotels right in the middle of it all, and take lonely walks at night. To me it feels very… independent, far from home. But I also love seeing the small forgotten towns, and fields with farm houses. I always get motivation from trips 🙂

    • Karen Wan says:

      We’re already thinking of our trip next year, we’ll probably be visiting big cities on our next trip. The kids want to see NYC next, so that’s probably where we’ll be next time. Like you, I get motivation from all my trips! 🙂

      • jamieaaron03 says:

        We just went to nyc a couple months ago, it’s not all that scary or crazy like it is on t.v. But the pizza is cheap, and they have tons of dollar stores that I loved 🙂

    • Karen Wan says:

      This is our first longer road trip in three years. We’ve been taking shorter ones in the last two years. I’m hoping we’ll be able to take long ones again every years! 🙂

  2. newsofthetimes says:

    Yes, yes, yes!! One of my favorite things. I have travelled by choice across the country quite a few times. I just love it. It clears my mind better than anything. Enjoy! Looking forward to pictures!

    • Karen Wan says:

      They should be coming soon! We ended up shopping for antiques more than seeing nature yesterday. 🙂 That should change in the next few days.

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