Many people prefer reading about adventures in the comfort of their home, as opposed to actually going out into the world and experiencing new things and people. I actually enjoy both. I can read about any adventure that I choose and it is like I am right there with the characters in the book, although there are times that I want to get out into the world and experience new things physically.
My aunt who used to work as a flight attendant showed me and my sister one of the planes. She took us into the cock pit and told us what all of the levers and buttons were, although neither of us got to fly that was our first real adventure. My uncle that was a crop duster let me ride with him a couple of times when I was younger. He made it seem as if I was flying the plane myself. A few years later I read a book about Amelia Air Heart and how she was the first woman to fly a plane. While I was reading that book it was like I was flying across the world with her. I loved both of these adventures although one of them was real and the other one wasn't.
Through many different books, I have seen the world, although I cannot remember the names of all of them. I can say that I have visited Rome and built a cathedral through a monk. I have sailed the seas with Christopher Columbus and Black Beard, and I have Climbed Mountains with some of the best mountain men in the world. In real life I have barely been outside of Arkansas. The closest water that I have ever been in, that even resembles the sea, is Lake Michigan. But to actually do some of these things would be wonderful. I would love to see Italy in person to actually walk the streets and taste the food, or visit Ireland and see their beautiful country, learn their language, or just simply speak with the people that live there. Whether a person sees the world with their own eyes or through some one else's it is still a wonderful adventure that I wouldn't want to miss.
I have joined Teddy Roosevelt and his rough riders in many different books along with Custer and his last stand against the Indians. In real life I have watched different members of my family and friends go to war. I have cousins, uncles, aunts, and a brother that has been stationed all over the world. They have been sent anywhere from Germany to Afghanistan and they are anything from Medics to Infantry men. I myself have never in listed or been to war, but from what I have been told there is nothing else like going to war, or to a place that is on the verge of war. It is an adventure on to its self.
Although I loved reading about horses such as Black Beauty and Horse Whisperer I had lost the feeling for real life horses. I own two horses a Tennessee walker that is fifteen years old and a Bay named Buck that is six years old. I have had them for almost two years. When they first came to me and my husband I was terrified of them, of riding them. I hadn't been on a horse since I was twelve years old and I had forgotten what it was like to ride a horse. I used to ride with my cousins in our family rodeo. I had forgotten how to ride and both our fifteen year old (old man), and our six year old (buck), could tell that I wasn't experienced. My first time on buck I was bucked off that is how he got his name. Now there isn't a day that goes by that I can't wait to ride one of my horse's weather it is in a saddle or bare back. Every time I get up on one of our horses it is like an adventure for me especially with the one that we call buck, or Denise the mennis.
Whether it is through a book or a person actually gets out in the world and experiences a real adventure. There are many different adventures to go on. You can ride bare back on a horse, or fly through the air on a dragon. Even joining someone like Amelia Air heart and fly around the world, or going out and actually flying your own plane can be an adventure. In one way adventures in a book and in real life are different, for instance in real life you're actually getting out there and doing something, but they are also the same weather you're reading a book, or actually out in the world experiencing the world, there still on an adventure.