I love to go exploring. Which probably sounds a little weird coming from a hermit.
I mean, we've lived here for a little over 3 years now and I've never been to Springfield - unless you count the airport, which isn't in the city proper. I've never been to Branson. I've never been to Rogers or Fayetteville or even little Harrison, AR. The locals are shocked to discover these facts about me. "What? You've never been to Branson???"
Umm, no. And I'm not really interested. Oh, I joke about going to the Andy Williams Theater. And who wouldn't want to see Barry/Greg from the Brady Bunch live on stage? Or Yakov Smirnov? (That last one is probably most interesting to me. I always thought Yakov was a hoot.) Not interested. There are too many people doing stupid things. I get panicky in crowds. And the panic increases when stupid is thrown into the mix.
Seriously. What is it about being on vacation that makes people lose all common sense? Too many times I hear news reports of someone walking in front of a car in Branson. They have clearly marked signals and crosswalks and everything. Ugh.
No, I'm more interested in exploring the non-populated places. Show me a trail. Give me a boat launch in the middle of nowhere. Present me with an out of the way park. I'll be happy exploring that. Sans people. If I want company, I'll talk to the chipmunks. Or Hubs, if Hubs is along - which is nice, but not necessary.
Gah, give me a dirt road pointing off into nowhere. (And a better car, but beggars can't be choosers.)
We've been here 3 years and there's still so much untouched area to discover. Using Google Earth this morning, I located at least three more potential fishing spots within fifteen minutes of home. I'll go check those out sometime soon. And when I get bored with discovering stuff within 15 minutes, I'll go out 30 minutes. That should take me another decade or so.
Why exactly would I need to go into a city again? :shrug: I have plenty to keep me occupied here in the back of beyond.
Have you explored where you live?