dog st johns river jacksonville

Sometimes, travel is simple. As it should be outside of the times we’re not rushing through inept airport security or searching mindless booking sites that seem to be designed so they’re maddening. There is no elegant story behind this photo where body language says everything. I captured this golden retriever waiting for his owners along the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. Though he didn’t make it quite easy (loyal but not exactly patient) it reminded me how dogs sometimes have this whole travel thing figured out much better than we do.

They don’t carry anything and are faithful companions but most of all they never seem to lose this eternal optimism and joy for the journey. I don’t mean to get soft on you but often when hit with travel stresses we try to cure it with complex reasoning, frustration, and complication. In the end, all is has to be is as simple as this.

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