“What’s the point?” my husband asked yesterday morning. “I’m starting to lose my patience with this.”
“We are taking a walk, exploring Old Town,” I answered more than a little frustrated.
What a different approach we have. It was Memorial Day morning and we drove to Old Town Scottsdale to get our steps and take in some new scenery besides the saguaro cactus in our own neighborhood. I was content to walk through the streets without a destination. My husband, on the other hand, wanted to know where we were going. He cannot aimlessly wander.
I thought maybe he was getting hangry so I googled breakfast spots in Old Town on my iphone. I had a destination for us to walk to and he was a happy camper. Although in reality, we weren’t doing anything different than before. We were walking around town, looking in windows, stopping to take photos.
Do you need a destination for your walks and exploration — or can you aimlessly wander like me?
I have no trouble just wandering aimlessly and have been known to get totally lost but my husband likes destinations even on bike rides. I wonder if most men are like this.
That’s exactly what I was thinking. It may be a male vs. female thing.
Smart of you to mention lunch as destination.
My husband is like that too…🤗
It’s looking like a differences between the sexes. It will be interesting to see if more feel the same way.
Men, generally, seem to be more task-oriented….maybe..😄
I think so too.
Maybe it is a woman thing, because I can wander aimlessly sometimes, other times I want to go shopping and get what I wanted and go home. My husband will wander with me most of the time, but like me he can just want to go home. If it is super crowded, we both want to bolt!
When I was young, I could walk like thee..but go too far now and I’ll have to pee!! 🙄😂
Ha! I’m definitely not young! But I walk a lot.
💜 NOW!!! That’s a Really Sustainable Relationship, Get “Frustrated” then Figure Out a Solution; so, PLEASE PAY FUCKING ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! I AM NOT YELLING!!! or AM I 🤔 ?
I love wandering and getting lost in the moment, however, having a goal, eventually, is usually my speed. I’ll pick a destination, but take my time getting there, if that makes sense. But my husband and daughter aren’t big on the wandering around
I understand that perfectly. You have a purpose, but take time to explore and enjoy the moment.
My husband is getting better at wandering aimlessly, but I do wonder if it is a male/female thing. Which is kind of sad, really. Why would it be? I am digging deeper into that than probably need be.
I love your pictures. I’ve never been to Arizona. Several of its towns are on my bucket list.
I am absolutely Team Wanderer. Fortunately, my husband – for the most part – is too. That being said, if there is food waiting at some point during the wandering, he is happier. We have an Old Town here too… thanks for the reminder to plan a wander session there before the tourists descend.