I’m just back from a week in Orlando with my family. We had an amazing time. Being is Disney is so much fun, but the most fun is being with my family for a week – uninterrupted, and laughing and spending time together. It was fantastic.
And a little rain towards the end certainly didn’t dampen our spirits.
This will make you smile – watching the monorail go overhead.
We had a great time. We even learned to fold some towels in the shape of Minnie Mouse. (My youngest left ‘thank you’ notes each night when the housekeeping staff left her a surprise. Jenny was so touched by the notes, she decided Ceili should learn to make a Minnie herself.)
Spending the week together as a family always underscores how precious our time together really is. Perhaps you think that too when you’re on vacation? Let’s enjoy every minute. Let’s do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do. Let’s create memories.
And now, as my now 17 year old is about to begin grade 12, it certainly makes me think about all the things I want to do, and all the trips I’d still like to take them. It got me focused on bucket list trips. Bucket lists. Life lists. Whatever you want to call them. What do you want to accomplish? Where do you want to travel – while you can?
My husband and his siblings are planning a large memorial of family of friends for both my mother-in-law and father-in-law later this month. We lost them both recently. The planning and going through pictures and memories makes me smile, but also makes me sad (besides the usual sadness that accompanies the grieving of losing someone dear). I think about the Rocky Mountaineer trip my mother-in-law had always wanted to do. It didn’t happen. In the last couple of years, when my father-in-law was suffering with Alzheimer’s, my mother-in-law wouldn’t pull herself away to travel. Once he became too ill for her to care for anymore, he was institutionalized; but then her health unexpectedly deteriorated. Both she and my father-in-law had debilitating strokes within 6 weeks of each other. He died in October, and she died at the end of July.
My mother-in-law put off the Rocky Mountaineer trip. Now, she’ll never do it. So, we’re going to do it in her honour. My family is going to do the Rocky Mountaineer trip next June. And I’d like to invite you to join me. Let’s celebrate life and make some good memories by seeing Canada’s beautiful Rockies. Some details on the trip are below. I hope you can come along with me.
I’m also doing a circumnavigation of Newfoundland with Lindblad in two weeks on September 15th coming. There are still a couple of spots left – including a category 1 and a category 2 female share cabin. If you want to have a fantastic trip, visit some UNESCO world heritage sites, and learn about Newfoundland, please give me a call. I’d love to have you come along.
I’ve also won a trip to India with Greaves Tours recently. So, I’ll work with my partners at Greaves to see if we can get a group together to travel with me!
Where would you like to go on your bucket list trip? Let me know.
Please contact me. I can orchestrate your travel dreams!