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Does Everyone Do This Weird Thing on Vacation?

Mendocino

Whenever Alex and I journey, we are able to’t assist ourselves…

Two or three days into our journey, after consuming on the neighborhood pizzeria and hitting up the native playground, we inevitably pull out our telephones, scroll the actual property listings, and select our “new” home. Money no object, after all — it’s all about how charming or cozy the place is. We get sucked into the fantasy of beginning a brand new life in that city, imagining what our days can be like if we uprooted all the things and replanted proper there.

For instance, whereas visiting California final week, we walked by this beautiful cottage, above, in Mendocino. Don’t you like the purple hydrangeas and the fence with a coronary heart? Pretty quickly I used to be picturing strolling to the bookstore on Saturday mornings and commiserating with the neighbors concerning the ever-present fog.

My pal Ben takes it a step additional: “If I’m driving on vacation and pass an open house, I’ll always stop by. I’ll pretend I’m looking for a place.” I laughed a lot when he advised me — picturing this single man strolling by way of bedrooms, checking the water strain, asking about load-bearing partitions. “I love doing it,” he laughed. “It’s just one of those things.”

Do you search for actual property on trip, too? Any different humorous journey rituals?

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