Friday, September 14, 2007

Traveling again!

Wendy and Darin are flying to Chicago to spend the weekend with Kristin and attend a wedding. They were in Arizona together a few weeks ago and now it's off to Chicago. Both of my girls have always put travel, family, and friends at the top of their priority lists. We instilled the love of travel in them when they were quite small... actually Kristin was born in Germany when I was there teaching. So she had her first passport when she was 2 months.

When they were in middle school/high school my mother took us to London for a Charles Dickens' Christmas. The following Christmas she took us to Hawaii. What a sweet mom ('Nonnie' to the girls)! In the summers the girls worked on a dude ranch in Wyoming and ended up living in Jackson Hole. They've both lived & worked in Colorado for all those skiing opportunities.

Kristin has traveled to China, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, London, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Aruba, Curacao, and most of the US (including 4 Hawaiian islands).

Wendy has traveled to Nepal (trekked to Mt Everest), Thailand, Sweden, London, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, India, Taipei, Bermuda, 'the Saints'... St Thomas, etc, and most of the US (including 3 months in Alaska... and Hawaii).

They squeezed college in between these adventures. Wendy is an Event Planner and Kristin is a Senior Marketing Mgr for a large corp . They're still on the lookout for an adventure!

I've traveled a lot... but I still live precariously through their adventures. It's such fun!!
Off to paint the outside of the dollhouse. By Monday's blog it should be looking good. Will take pictures for you


Thimbleanna said...

Wow, what exciting lives your girls lead! I saw a little box of doll furniture at the auction on Wednesday and thought of you. The Charles Dickens Christmas sounds very intriguing -- can you elaborate a little?

Wanda said...

I agree, what wonderful lives your girls have chosen to live...I'm sure they will have few regrets at the end of their lifetime...Many of us will be saying coulda, shouda, woulda..but didn't!!!
Go girls!!!

Isabelle said...

Well, they've travelled a lot but could I point out that Scotland doesn't seem to have figured yet??

I'm exhausted just reading about it. But then I'm a bit of a home bird.

What a lovely family, though.

Angie said...

This is a great post--and a great pic of the girls and Darren.

Thanks so much for calling yesterday. . .it made my day!! We're back from our little "trip," and it's good to be home.

I need to blog about it - then go to bed. I'm sleepy.

Helen Hancock said...

What a gorgeous photo of your girls Joni! Just stunning! I too love to travel.....well that should be past tense now or "BK" before kids! LOL! What great adventures they must have. Now I cannot get enough of travelling memoirs to read. Armchair traveller these days...but I covered most continents in my time. Take care!