After returning from a three-week adventure in Europe, our hostess sent me an email with the following German proverb:
“Came as a stranger and left as a friend.”
It couldn’t have expressed my feelings better.
When our travel plan to Germany and Holland was hatched, it was somewhat decided on a whim. My husband decided to circumnavigate Vancouver Island over a period of 4 weeks with three other sailors. The minute my friend (and sister-in-law) heard this, she pounced. She had a strong yen to return to Germany where she still had a best friend living. My sister-in-law had lived there in another life, back in the 70’s. She asked me at the right time (I had declined the year … Read the rest
DISCLAIMER: My travel partner has given me permission to divulge some of the more colourful journeys our overweight suitcases went on during our somewhat muscle agonizing adventure.
One has to ask, where were you when I posted my PACKING DILEMMA before flying to Europe? Someone needed to set me straight – BUT NOOOOO- you didn’t comment. I’m almost certain I would have listened…
Prior to embarking on our BIG ADVENTURE, my traveling partner and I talked almost daily for months about what we’d take (not what we SHOULD take). She’d tour my packing progress, and I’d check out her continuously changing clothing piles spread out in her spare bedroom. Our biggest decision we agonized over for weeks was what outfit … Read the rest
I can’t stop chuckling, as I review some of our Caribbean Cruise holiday pictures that were taken back in February. We had arrived at our last port, Key West, early in the morning. It was a brilliant sunny day and I had awoken charged, anticipating a romantic walk down memory lane with my husband of 15 years. That’s right, we had eloped down to Key West (I joined him from Vancouver and he met me from Toronto.) during March Spring Break. I visualized us leisurely strolling arm-in-arm through the town, reminiscing about our wedding day (City Hall- oh, so quaint! NOT!), the ocean deck/beach for our wedding photos shoot (People hanging over the deck as we waded through the … Read the rest