Share Your World ~ 2/7/23

Di tees up the questions & I take a swing at some answers. HERE are the rules & ping back. Join us if you can!

1. What kind of vacations did you have as a child? Only the best! I feel very fortunate that we took vacations every year. I often wonder how my parent’s afforded these getaways but somehow they made it work. We spent time in Port Aransas, Lake Travis, Lago Vista, Lake Dunlap, Garner Park, Barton Springs, Spicewood, Marble Falls, Praha, Moulton, & other assorted day trips in Texas but we also drove, pulling a trailer behind the station wagon (once on a train & twice by plane) to other states. Over the years we’ve visited the Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone, Royal Gorge, Pike Peak, Garden of the Gods, then in and around California where my aunt & uncle lived – Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Valencia, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Yosemite, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some places. I consider my school trip to DC & Arlington VA for a program called Close Up as a vacation. As an adult, B & I travelled to Las Vegas, then we went east to Louisiana & Florida. Lulu & I have been to NYC, Pennsylvania Amish country, & Minnesota. I just realized Pony & I haven’t take a mother/son trip, we need to get that scheduled stat!

2. Have any of those remained favourites now that you’re an adult? I think I said this before I was a brat who did not like staying in the trailer but the places we visited are some of my fondest memories. They are all places I would like to go again.

3. What has been your best vacation ever? NYC – I had made the city out to be something in my mind & it was all that and then some. The history alone made that vacation one I will never forget.

4. Do you prefer resorts where there are no kids allowed? Kids or no kids, I’m not a resort person in general. Off the beaten path in more my style.

Gratitude: I am grateful for knowing some very kind and considerate individuals.

Di’s gratitude hits home in a big way for me this week. I was teetering on the edge of figuratively disappearing, then wham, a very dear sweet soul texted me out of the blue & I was centered. You see I’m worst case scenario girl, prone to MSU = make stuff up. Silence is pure torture. Now, I’m tentatively reaching out, hopefully more often, without being overbearing, expecting nothing but not losing hope. Maybe I will have more days like yesterday when the kindness of people reels me back in.

As always, more to come.