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.
Posted by Createology at 1:10 PM
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We don't take too many trips but my NYC memorabilia is all in a drawer. I luv making these. But yes they tend to pile up. This one is on top of 5 binders for kids. Eek! Whoo hoo. Sunshine and clear skies ahead for you and Mr. C AND your memories!ReplyDelete
Oh goodness you sound exactly like me except I still have most of the bits and bobs in folders! Like you all our photos are digital and get saved to disc though we don't tend to take that many now. I love to reminisce and I know exactly where all the napkins came from! hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
looking through all these bits and pieces must have brought back lots of lovely memories, happy sortingReplyDelete
Dear Sherry, I oh, know about all that,too. But I have to admit, that the many last years I stopped collecting, when away from home. When Nadja was a kid and we went for holiday I always brought a book, in which I would, every evening,write down, what we experienced through the day, and then added photos, drawings ,napkins etc. But not any more, you see, all those little journal, almost never was opened up again, only saved on a shelf, so I stopped.BUT I am sure if I was once so lucky, to be able to fly to USA ,I will surely return home with loads of savings, to document my travel,lol. So glad for you, you get all the water , no worries for the summer, dear. Dorthe, xoxoxo and hugsReplyDelete
I save every single thing from trips, too...receipts, brochures, ticket stubs, you name it!! Some I've managed to scrapbook, but most are in boxes just waiting to be tackled :) I'm so glad you are getting sunshine!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
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Do you any mini albums to put things in? I just happen to know someone who is a whiz at making them. t...ReplyDelete
I just finished doing a memory book of our trip out west in September - wanted to do it while things were still fresh in my mind. It's really hard to decide what to keep and what to dispose of! Glad you're getting some sunshine and hope the incoming storms won't be bad ones.ReplyDelete
Good thing to sort out your holiday memorabilia. Wow, that's a lot of rain and snow! Put paid to drought alright.ReplyDelete
As a former serious scrap book artist (and former scrapbook shop/internet owner) I think what you have done is outstanding. I just recently moved and 50 some scrapbooks are creeping all over. I should have never scrapbooked every photo. So now, I am purging to down size my books. I love that the memorablia is going to be in one nice spot to look at in your case...and a beautiful way to showcase it! Bravo!ReplyDelete
California is getting slammed with all kinds of stormy weather and conditions now. Glad all is well where you are. Every time we travel, I aim to do a journal. Never pans out. I start, never finish. Same happens the beginning of every year. I kinda miss putting together scrapbooks. We don't print any pictures anymore. Kinda sad I think.ReplyDelete
WOW love your ideas. I too am not a fan of scrapbooking...I find it too much of an uphill task but love the way you have collected the memorabiliaReplyDelete
I can relate! I did the extreme downsize a couple of years ago. I was surprised at how ready I was to let things go. Enjoy your nice weather, while it lasts! XOReplyDelete
What a world traveler you are, how wonderful to document any of those trips. Maybe if you got on them right way while it was fresh it may go faster, just a thought.ReplyDelete
What great travels you two have had. Scrapbooking is time consuming, but so worth it. Precious memories :)ReplyDelete