Friday, January 13, 2017
Discover Travel Memories...
As I am continuing to sort through stuff and organize my things I have finally taken on the task of documenting previous trips Mr. C and I have taken. I am not a fan of scrapbooking so I always dread this after the trip chore. I also save waaaaay too much. Every receipt, napkin, coaster, brochure, ticket stub, hotel card, map and even candy wrappers. I even save wine bottle corks and gelato spoons. Mr. C saw all of this and promptly said, "Throw that stuff away". Well I compromised and threw away 17 of the 18 gelato spoons. Then I threw away all receipts and most of every thing I have listed. In these days of digital photography I don't even have photos to "scrapbook". We save our digital photos on a DVD that we can play on our TV so we don't even print them out.
I had our 2004 trip to New York City and then on to Russia actually put together in a book. This was done only because we had friends who were traveling to Russia and wanted hints and tips from our trip. Got it done!
I managed to sort through our 2009 trip to Italy...after throwing away most of my gelato spoons. Yes, I did eat all that gelato and probably lots more. When I tackle this type of project, I always have to reminisce and go down memory lane and therefore it takes me far longer to accomplish a finished memory book. I still have a small 2008 trip to British Columbia to document. And I have a very large 2005 trip to Spain that needs organizing and saved. Then I have our latest big trip in 2014 to England's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Provence and the Luberon regions of France and my dream-come-true Paris stay. With our home life in possible transition we are not planning any major trip until 2018. I'll be ready. Mr. C already has serious wanderlust.
Today we are having SUNSHINE!!! Since January 1st we have gotten over 18 inches of rain and almost 9 inches of snow and lots of hail and wind and drizzle. We feel very fortunate after five terrible years of extreme drought. Snow pack in the higher elevations is amazing. Rivers and dams are full and flowing. Central and Southern California still need lots more rain to offset their drought. We will be happy with more rain. Thankfully our huge tall forest trees are still standing upright...so far. We do have more storms coming next week.
Life is good and we feel blessed. May each of you be enjoying your January. Discover is working for me and I shall continue to be open to new ideas, experiences and Creative Bliss.