I was talking to one of my most adventurous friends about adventure in general, and she said she was looking for more of them closer to home these days. I hadn't thought about small adventures as an example of the idea of good enough until she said that. There is so much to explore right out the back door and it occured to me the other day, that there are people who come here on vacation because it's so pretty and fun and interesting. So why couldn't I experience being here a little bit more like I'm on vacation? The essay, just sit back and relax by Po Bronson in the June 18th Time magazine, talks about how American's spend more on vacations than any other country in the world, while at the same time, take the shortest vacations than any other country in the world. I can't say that I buck that trend in terms of taking very much vacation myself, and I'm beginning to think that I'm nuts. The essay goes on to say how American's try to pack so much adventure and "experience" into a vacation that they come home needing time off to recover from their exhausting time off. I'm thinking the antidote to this silliness, is to take a vacation and stay home. I'm sure that there are plenty of small adventures nearby that are fabulously good enough!