"All your life / You were only waiting for this moment to be free."
Oh wanderlust! Sometimes, when I think about what my ultimate job would be, I like to dream about getting paid to travel, photograph what I find in each place, and write about it. Then I remember that there are probably about 4 million other people in line for that job, plus I am a mother and have another life to live right now, and also I really love my home. But you get the idea: I pretty much always want to travel more than reality (and my bank account) allows. I'm sure that I am not alone in this.
It's almost summer vacation at my house, however, which means weeks and weeks of wonderful formless days, sunshine, water, freedom, and a road trip that we have been anticipating for two years (since the last one). We are not planners; we just pack, gas up the truck, and go. The theme of wanderlust seemed like an easy choice, even if picking from the excellent work submitted was not.
Where will your road take you? Who will you meet? What will you see? And how much will you change as your journey progresses? Hopefully these photographs will inspire you to wander a little, even if it's only in your mind as you gaze out the open window.