I’ve been doing a lot of exploring lately.
Lots of small towns around ours are just waiting to be found and walked through.
Now that I’m working from home I have a lot more time to get in my car and just drive around to find new places.
Exeter, New Hampshire was one of the places I put on my list a while back. I found this sweet cafe in Exeter that I have really wanted to eat at (you’ll hear about them soon), there were also some super cute shops that were just begging to be visited.
Would you like to know something that I’m learning in regards to exploring?
One must have a strong soul to do this alone as well as a strong resolve to keep your money at home or in the car.
With Eddie working a lot, 99% of my exploring is by myself and it just isn’t the same walking through new areas when you’re the only one enjoying it. You seem to walk faster, look less, and just keep going to the next place.
I’m learning to take things slower and enjoy all of the pretty places that I find and stand there soaking it in for a few minutes before moving on. I’m also pushing myself to walk into that store, just because, not to spend money but because I want to see all the things.
Like this flower shop, Cymbidium Floral, I walked past three times before I decided to just walk in and be surrounded by all of the pretty petals. I asked if I could snap a few pictures and the woman working said absolutely. I spent my time soaking in the beauty of a floral shop. I found myself looking at flowers a lot closer than I had in years. It felt crisp and fresh in there (thank you CO2 being converted to Oxygen!) and the ambiance was so welcoming.
I also really wanted to take all of the flowers home with me – but again, trying to save some $$ over here.
Where have you been exploring lately?
What are your tips/tricks for exploring alone? I would love for you to share them with me.