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Lessons I Learned on Vacation – Who you go with is more important than where you go.

  • Amos 3:3 (NKJV) Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 

There was really no burning desire to go anywhere in particular this year.  Sonja and I debated for several weeks on where to go and what to do.  Finally, only a few days before our vacation was to begin we settled on Chattanooga, TN (don’t ask me why—expect I did get some good motel rates).  And I will say, to their credit, the city of Chattanooga provided a nice experience for us.

However, we would have had fun if we’d decided to go anywhere for we have learned a very valuable lesson about choosing where to go on vacation (and life): Who you go with is more important than where you go.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is amazing how much effort people put into planning on where they are going in life but so little on protecting the quality of the journey for those going with them.

We’ve all seen it (probably done it).  You know the routine…

The driver gets so royally ticked because some stranger cut them off in traffic that they ruin the entire evening for the whole group.

You’ve seen it: A couple breaks their back getting into their dream home only to discover they don’t like each other anymore.

Sure, where you go matters—Chattanooga is a lot nicer place to take a vacation than say, Clover; but at the end of the day what makes the journey worth it is who you take with you.

And besides, no matter where you plan to go in this life I can tell you where you are going to end up: a grave.  Make sure the people standing around your grave have good memories of the trip.

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