The “Nearly There” refers to this being the 489th Post, nearly at 500. Five Hundred was a goal that I had set myself after reaching 366. Strangely, I haven’t felt the same exhilaration that was present as I approaching the end of 366. I am not saying that I am fed up with the blog, not one bit of it. Just that sometimes, I run out of things to write about. Tonight is not quite that, but the writing is a little bit waffly. Sorry about that.
That I am reaching towards 500, means that I now have to think about what to do next. Shall I set 750 or a 1,000 as my next goal? One is just under a year away, the other nearly two. That’s a bit ambitious. Also, I haven’t been very good at sticking to my posting topics at all, sometimes yes. Mostly no. Not to worry though, I was bound to dry up sometimes.
I’m going to keep going, and I will keep numbering. Until I stop. Which at the moment, I do not intend to do.
The What if? That relates to planning a fantasy holiday, which is my plan for the new year. The fantasy holiday is an exploration of the United Kingdom. I’m having difficulty planning it. When I did the US tour of the 48 mainland states, I had a book that I used as a basis for the trip. There is a book; I didn’t know that about England, but I need to be able to cover the other parts.
Sorting out a route is a bit of a problem, I’ve found starting in the south, in the area I know best, but not really that well is proving to be awkward. I’m tempted to start at the other end of the country. I’m going to do a bit of searching.
All of this talk of a fantasy holiday might seem a bit of a separation from reality. It’s a bit of fun, but I learned things. I’d heard of the Louisiana Purchase but not the Missouri compromise I had no idea what they were, I am more aware now.