the year of you, day 248

Sunday, September 5, 2021 (Day 248)

NEW Relaxing Music for the week: Unity: Liquid Mind (9:50) –

Question: What are your favorite travel memories?

Answer: There are definitely two that I will never forget:

  1. Growing up, our family (my dad, mom, sister, and me) would take trips from New Jersey to Philadelphia to visit our Aunt Dot and Uncle Fergie. Even though we would only go once or twice a year, it’s was always the highlight because they were always fun to hang out with! The adults would play cards all day and all night, and the kids would just play and play and play. Although I don’t really like fried chicken, my Uncle Fergie made THE BEST fried chicken EVER! And it was always hard to get pieces because everyone loved his fried chicken! It’s also where I think I got my early lessons to not use air conditioning, because my dad always traveled with the windows down – air conditioning used up too much gas, which meant that he had to pay more morning. And to this day, I will rarely use air conditioning, even when it’s 100 degrees and 90% humidity.
  2. Although it was long, I look back with fond memories on our road (driving) trips to Florida with Rebecca, Amanda and Bethany during the break between Christmas and New Years. Rebecca and I would leave for August, Georgia in the early afternoon on Christmas Day, get to Georgia in time to have a meal at Waffle House with the girls, then leave for the 10-11 hour trip to West Palm Beach, Florida early the next morning. Most times, we would stay for 4-6 days, which would be a nice getaway for all of us. And it was REALLY nice because my parents LOVED their grand-daughters! We would go on different trips throughout our stay – zoos, parks, shopping, extended family visits – and it was always a great time. Sadly, both my parents passed away in 2015, but at least we have those wonderful memories.

I know there are a few others that are great memories, but these are two that really stand out. I will say that I have enjoyed traveling to different places in the country that I would NEVER had explored if wasn’t for the opportunity to facilitate Life Design Catalyst work. From those experiences, I can say that two of my trips to Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin (the second and third time) was special because I got to hang out with my daughter Amanda on the second trip and my good friend Megan on the third trip. Those will always be special for me.


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