Have y’all seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty yet? It’s the story of an ordinary guy with an extraordinary imagination. Walter imagines different scenarios of his life – kind of a “what could have been” – but when his job becomes threatened, he embarks on a fantastic journey, becoming something much more by simply chasing his dreams.
Last week, when we went to New York, my daughter and I watched this movie on her iPad. We used the Google Play option that we found on the Fox Digital HD site. It was such a fantastical movie – showing him conquering his fears and living his dreams. Something I think we all do when we travel – we get out of our comfort zones and see life from a different perspective. I love movies that inspire us, like this one does.
I found this quote online and it fits us travel-lovers so appropriately, don’t you think? There are so many places to see and do – so many places I want to show my children. So when I feel the day-to-day pressures drowning me, I remind myself of my next trip, that we only live once and to take the plunge. I wish I could say that the next plunge was as exotic as Walter did in the movie, but I think Disney World and an RV tour of Texas count just fine – they are my dreams!
This was the first time we tried Google Play and I loved having the option to download it and watch it at my convenience. The Digital HD format allows viewing on-the-go. The nice thing was, once I digitally downloaded it, I could share the movie across our multiple devices – she watched it on her iPad and me on my laptop. (this is the link I used) I can see us loading our iPads up before heading out on a trip now – it’s a great way to get caught up on movies!
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Disclosure: I was provided a code to download and watch the movie and try out Google Play. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.