3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 2


When I was much younger I had a bit of a yen for Kerouac, and the lifestyle.  Even today, ‘On the Road’ resonates, for a lady with a restless streak.


Another day dawns

Another adventure begins, in a place that I love.

I hope that it may long continue.

The Happy Traveler kindly nominated me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge.  I have one more quote to come tomorrow.  If any of you would like to join in with some quotes of your own, please do feel free.  Meantime, have a happy Friday!


      1. I know what you mean, Jo. The weather here is going to be warm today, but it’s cloudy and dreary. I had pretty much made up my mind to NOT sell real estate. Now I got roped into going to a team meeting at the broker’s office who is trying to recruit me. It’s funny how the things I really want, like traveling and getting my book published, really elude me, while the things I don’t want, like selling real estate, are panting at my doorstep!! Why does life work that way?

        Sometimes memories are much more fun than our current to-do lists! xxx

      2. I don’t know about that, Jo! But thanks for the vote of confidence. I’m not a salesperson at heart; generating leads would be very difficult and uncomfortable for me. That’s why I’m resisting at every point. I haven’t committed yet, and am on the verge of turning them down. It is quite an investment up front, and I don’t want to invest in it if my heart isn’t in it.

      3. You have to pay them money? Shock, horror! 😦 I thought you just had to pop out and smile at your clients. Obviously got it wrong. Quelle surprise!

      4. Yes, sadly. If it weren’t for that, I might give it a try. I already spent $379 for the course, and $60 to take the licensing test, and then it’s at least another $1,000 to get in plus ongoing expenses. No one gives you any money for anything until you sell a house! It’s all about lead generation. I made 25 cold calls a day when I was a stockbroker in the late 80s and I hated every minute of it!!

      5. That’s what I think!! Why did I even bother taking that course?? It was a lot of work, all for nothing. And now I have to waste more time today just because I didn’t want to say no, or didn’t have the courage to do it. You know these salesmen types, they try to make it all sound so appealing and irresistible, but I know what it’s like because I’ve done sales before. Have a great day, Jo, and hope you get lots done on your to-do list. 🙂

    1. I’m clutching my coffee cup because the heating is just coming on, half watching a much cooler English sunrise, Pauline. They are a joy, aren’t they, wherever you are. 🙂

      1. We’re looking forward to cooler days, have had enough of summer and the long, hot nights. Glad you like my photo, the locals must have thought us crazy, we stood out in that snow taking photos and posing for photos for ages 🙂

      2. Hot nights are hard to take, Sam. I hate air con but I guess I’d have to learn to love it in Australia. More likely those nice ceiling fans. Take good care! 🙂

  1. “… and don’t be sorry.” I like that.
    Here’s one I like: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

  2. So beautiful! I can see why you’d want to hold those images in your head if your weather is miserable. Reading the comments, we seem to have had it better than everyone else today. Not that I’ve had a chance to do anything with it as I had a car journey to make, but it’s good not to have driving rain for that. Ha ha, I made a pun.

    1. You did! I’m almost laughing, Anabel 🙂 My son drove back through snow from Leeds with a not very happy car, following an accident earlier in the week. He’s just arrived, still in one piece, so I’m happy. 🙂 (I may not be when I’ve waded through all his washing 😦 )

  3. Kerouac has long been on my must read list, but I’m afraid it will add to my yearnings even more. This week i watched a tv program about making music in the Kalahari with the San people and I’ve always wanted to go there – sigh, I must have been an explorer in a previous life and I’ll make sure I have a lot more adventures in my next if I have one! Tavira at daybreak looks lovely, but I must say we’ve had a few nice dawns here lately x:-)x

    1. I agree about our dawns, Gilly, but I don’t have a roof terrace here (and the thought of one does nothing for me 🙂 🙂 ). I’m usually in my ‘jamas so I’ve got quite a lot ‘through my front window’ but it loses something somehow. 🙂 The Kalahari isn’t on my list so I’ll just read your blog post. 🙂 Have a happy weekend!

  4. I was a bit of a Kerouac fan too, though it has been YEARS since I read that particular book. I also loved Led Zeppelin’s song ‘Ramble On’ for similar reasons. Love the colours in these sunsets. I look forward to some sunset watching in the future. Hope it is not too cold up there!

    1. Perishing! And wet, but we’ve avoided the snow 🙂 Got tomorrow’s quote in the bag but no idea how to tie it in with 6WS. Waiting for the Weekly Challenge for inspiration. You winning?

      1. Resting. Waiting for a removal quote before deciding who to go with. Very expensive! Could buy a (small) car for less! Sprung cleaned entire house. Now waiting for a vinyl guy to call to see if he wants to buy any of our albums. Rest will go to Oxfam. Slowly, slowly, clearing a lot out.

  5. I’d be with you sneaking up to the terrace. Glorious photos and love the quote too.
    PS don’t dare mention what the weather has been (& still is) like here!!

    1. Ha! An early bird 🙂 Or late nighter in your bit of the world, Meg. It’s an image I love too. Our neighbour has the mosaic of Ponte Romana on their roof terrace and I just caught the pink light too. 🙂 Happy weekend, sweetheart!

    1. Thank you again, Bjay! I’m busy doing a little research and trying to catch up. Wet and miserable in my corner of the UK so perfect for it. 🙂 No wonder my ‘quotes’ are Algarve.

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