Road Nomads

by William Crisp

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

– Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

I agree with Ursula. On hunting and fishing trips, the journey is as fun as the destination. While travelling with the guys is one thing, but travelling with your wife adds a little more pressure. Even if she knows that not everything goes as planned on a road trip. On this trip I quoted to her one of my favorite hunting companions who likes to say, with a smile, “If everything went as planned, it wouldn’t be perfect.”

“He’s an idiot” was her response. No pressure on this trip.

I’ve been planning a road trip in a foreign country for a while now. I haven’t fully decided where, but having read about how easy it is to hire a car from Cars Iceland, I’m swaying towards Iceland. Known as The Land of Fire and Ice, the scenery is said to be up there with the best in the world and it is easy to travel around by car. You can see why I’m anxious about going with my wife though, can’t you?

Luckily, the journey down to Florida wasn’t perfect; it went exactly as planned. We even arrived early and got to fish camp in plenty of time to enjoy the first day. The second day went off without a hitch, even though that day included a four hour round trip across the state. That was another sun-splashed day where everything went off without a hitch.


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