This time two years ago, our impending 2020 trip to China was really beginning to take shape in our minds. As time moved on and Covid-19 was really beginning to raise its ugly head the the thought of not going was very near changing from a possibility to a likelihood through to a certainty, we had a decision point where that likelihood turned in to an absolute certainty – we were not going to China. The dissappointment was palpable.
It was around then that I thought of the fantasy holiday. If we couldn’t really go to China, we would go virtually. The wonder of the virtual holiday, is that you can do what you want. Even ignore the rules of physics – I don’t think I did that though, I think I kept everything as real time as possible. But, I did take certain licenses, such as commandeering The Queen Elizabeth for the entirety of the journey, and the captain was at our beck and call. And, we could go wherever we want. that was fun. I’m not sure whether I was doing it for my facebook friends or me, Actually, really it was for me, it gave me a focus for my writing. I enjoyed doing it. Of course, I had to bring it to an end, and I did so to allow enough time for Christmas.
I like America, there are lots of places I would like to visit. As were coming to the end of Fantasy Holiday 2020 (FH20) I started to think that I wanted to do it again, so I fairly quickly decided that FH21 would be a tour of the 50 continental USA states, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.
That allows us to get home in time for Christmas. We are now in Week 30, so well past the halfway point. I’m wondering if I want to do an FH22. I do have an idea, and I am thinking about it.
I wanted to wean my facebook friends off that medium, and come to my block. I haven’t been that successful – perhaps I haven’t tried hard enough, but as it happens, it’s worked out fine.