Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This is......my favourite travel memory.
The bubster meets Father Christmas in Paris!
I've just joined the meme, "This is...", hosted by Three Buttons. Each week, one participant of the meme will chose the theme. This weeks theme, chosen by Hila, is 'my favourite travel memory'. What a great one! I'm having a hard time choosing just one though!! Maybe I can cheat???
Because the man of the house is an academic, we've been fortunate to be able to travel with him to meet with his co-authors. There have been a few really great trips because of it. The week in Venice springs to mind and I have loads of beautiful memories and photos to go with that awesome trip.
But if we are going to talk about all time favourite memories, probably my most favourite travel memory(ies) are with the bubster; in particular, showing him off to all the friends and family who have wished, waited and wanted so hard for us to have him in our family. I've picked a few (ha ha, a few??) photos from a 7 month Sabbatical trip to the states and to Europe. Many are landscapes. I love seasonal change. Enjoy!
Trees in summer, South Dakota - Trees in Autumn, NY.
A couple of my favourite family photos- note the cardigan! Autumn at my Aunts in NY.
Halloween in Virginia! Yeah for Halloween!!
The bubster taking his first solo steps while in a playground in Dublin.
Fountainebleau, France. We stayed here for about 2 1/2 weeks, right before Christmas. Kieron was working with a coauthor at Insead and the bubster and I had our days to ourselves. This was such a magical morning. The Bubster and I went out for a walk in the stroller to immerse ourselves in the fog around the grounds of the Chateau de Fontainebleau. I love winter.
Some would say, gee it's too bad you were there in winter instead of summer. But I love winter. I love the colours of winter - the muted tones, the ease with which one's eyes can focus. I love the bare trees, their naked forms showing their line and shape. I also like the sound of winter, the snap of twigs, the crunch of leaves, perhaps if lucky, snow underfoot.
The bubster getting warm in our bed and breakfast.
We headed on to New Zealand after France to spend Christmas with family. All in all, an awesome traveling experience! Can't wait to do it again!!