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Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

March 6th, 2012

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

In the last couple years I’ve been trying to really live by this motto; trying to not waste my time on things that I’ll regret, in order to have time for that which I want to do. When we were talking about heading to the Dry Tortugas National Park we were discussing which way we wanted to head out and finally settled on taking a sea plane (mostly because I get horribly seasick and thought this might be the best option in order to enjoy the trip).

We’re so glad we chose this option, it was a little more expensive than taking the ferry, but it was 4 hours shorter and it was a blast. If you ever decide to head down to Dry Tortugas National Park I cannot recommend Key West Seaplane Adventures more, they were fantastic!

What things do you wish you had more time to do?

5 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Mark Twain”
  1. Sincerely, Emily on March 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    A trip up to Churchill to see polar bears!

    Over the past few years I have really tried to focus on doing things that I want to do – for what is important now. Hindsight is always so clear, but at the time the things I did 20 & 30 years ago was important at that time. I just want different things now.

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  2. Misti on March 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    This was on my list of things to do for my 28th year but it never happened. Then I continued it on for things to do before we moved out of Florida, but the $$$ of getting there was overruled by our need to save that money for our AT hike.


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  3. KimH on March 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Looks like you were having a great time! :)

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  4. daisy on March 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I hope to visit New England (the part of the US I’ve never been to) and Colonial Williamsburg.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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    • Susy on March 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

      I have Colonial Williamsburg on my list too, we were hoping to hit it on our way down to Florida a few weeks ago, but in the end we couldn’t work in the timer o make it over.

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