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Does Everyone Do This Weird Thing on Vacation?

Mendocino

Whenever Alex and I journey, we will’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 true property listings, and select our “new” home. Money no object, in fact — 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 pieces and landed proper there.

For instance, once we had been in California, we walked by this attractive cottage, above, in Mendocino. The purple hydrangeas, the center on the wood fence… Pretty quickly I may image strolling to the bookstore on Saturday mornings, yelling after the children to recollect their bike helmets, and commiserating with the neighbors concerning the 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 means of bedrooms, checking the water stress and kitchen home equipment. “I love doing it,” he laughed. “It’s just one of those things.”

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

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