Seeing the world

I have always loved the idea of traveling the world. Just packing up and experiencing all the amazing things that we see on TV all the time. As a kid, our family vacations consisted of driving across country to see the sights…of my grandparents’ houses. Not so thrilling. But we managed to see some quasi-interesting spots in the process. The real Field of Dreams, for one, which is just a baseball diamond…in a field. In the middle of Iowa.

And we also saw Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home several times, as he grew up in Dixon, IL, where my grandparents lived.

My most exotic trip was after I graduated from high school, when my dad took me to London for a week. It was amazing to me, although I had been in New York many times, to experience such a different place. There were people from all nationalities, so many different languages, all in one place. And to experience the places I’d seen only on TV or read about in books felt almost surreal.

As an adult, I have been fortuante to travel to a few (not many) more places. My husband and I went to Rome this summer. Again, I was struck by the historical magnitude of such a place. Walking through the Coliseum was an experince I will never forget.

With five children, I will not have many opportunites to travel. At least not right away. But there are many fascinating places I would like to see someday. And in the meantime, I will read about them as much as I can!

What is the most interesting location you have visited?


This post was inspired by The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy. Angus enlists in the Nova Scotia WWI regiment and travels Europe to search for his missing in action best friend and brother-in-law. Along the way Angus discovers more than he ever wanted to know.Join From Left to Write on November 14 as we discuss The Cartographer of No Man’s Land.  As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

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