Time with family, sharing a meal, spending a day together, and yes, even spending 10-14 days together is a splendid thing!
I will never regret time spent with family.
If I could turn back time.
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
Losing someone you love changes the way you view the future.
And it changes the way you view today.
For the past three years, our family has started taking vacations together again. What an experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything!
Here are some highlights of our recent trips.
We’ve been searched in the airport, eaten baby frogs, viewed Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, and acted silly in the Louvre. We’ve ridden the fast train to Paris, marveled at the beautiful, ancient architecture, and even visited the clinic. We wined and dined like locals – thanks to our hosts, Ron, Karen & Dreux. See the 2015 photo evidence here.
We have walked the streets of Vegas, toured the Hoover Dam, stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and witnessed restaurant drama. We drove the scenic route from Williams to Jerome (and got the rental car a little dusty!), saw a petrified forest, painted desert, Monument Valley, and the beautiful town of Sedona. We gazed in awe at the expansive, beautiful, unbelievable Grand Canyon. See the 2016 photos of this trip here.
We traveled through Nebraska cornfields (which I don’t really want to do again anytime soon), reconnected with family, met new family members and paid our respects in Wyoming, drove up Pike’s Peak, listened to music on the square in Boulder, and drove hours and hours back through Kansas and across Missouri. See the 2017 photos of this trip here.
We haven’t decided where we will head in 2018, but we are open to suggestions! Feel free to comment your ideas below.