The first time I ever tasted the euphoria of travel was when I went on a plane by myself to see my grandmother on the east coast. I was thirteen at the time, petrified and yet excited. Again, a few years later, my family I went together to the East – traveling to the District of Columbia and taking the train to New York City; where I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person.
Those were the first large trips I’d ever taken. My family and I always did small trips to Disneyland or out to Santa Barbara to see my late Uncle when we were younger. My move to the Northern portion of the Golden State was much less travel but more a necessity, and yet it sparked more desire within me.
When I met Savitar, I confessed to him my love for adventure, and desire to travel and see the whole world. He turned my spark into a flame.
“Wake up and pack your bag. We’re going on an adventure.” He told me one morning, before he took me out to the coast. The waves crashed a long the beach and the salt licked my skin. I was enveloped in everything I’d ever loved. It was the first of our many adventures together.
From trips up North to Oregon, to the Coast and along the sandy beach, to Nevada, four corners, and further to the Midwest, to the mountains of Colorado. We have been to so many wonderful places: trying local coffee, wandering around bookstores and trying hole-in-the-wall diners. We both have an incurable desire to see everything.
I get jittery whenever a new adventure comes to fruition. I mark places down on maps when our friends tell us “we MUST go there”, and save every penny in a jar as we look at the best routes to take.
In a little over a month from now, we’re heading on another grand adventure. A two week road trip beginning in San Francisco to view the Legend of Zelda Symphony before we drive out West to his home state.
I am excited, elated, and hope to capture every moment together as we have done so many times before.
My thirst for adventure will never be quenched, and I will forever desire to see as much of the world as I can. To have someone beside me who shares in this passion, is more than I had ever hoped for.