A is for Adventure
My whole life has been an adventure and my parents are the ones who made certain of it. My father's mantra was we are not lost....we are simply exploring and explore we did. I have been down every road, not on the map, in Florida that exists. I have seen amazing things during my childhood and growing up years there....and that carried over into my adult and parenthood years. My kids have been to some amusement parks....but they have also seen Old Faithful erupt, the world's largest office chair, the world's largest ball of twine, the majesty of the Grand Canyon and Grand Tetons, Prince Edward Island's magnificent coastline, Jimmy Buffet's A-1-A, and driven across the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston through the Berkshires....with James Taylor singing in the backgroud. I have been to 48 of the 50 United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Italy, Germany, Paris, and still have so many places left to explore. This summer I am going to Niagra Falls with some special ladies on our annual girls trip....and we are going to stay on the Canadian side...I am so excited. I have a bucket list full of adventures yet to happen and another one full of adventures that have taken place and are etched in my memory. I have done some crazy things.....I hang-glided off of a mountain top (and prayed on the way down that I would make it....and if I did promised God never to do it again.....a promise I have kept.), attended school in Washington at Whitman College as an NEH fellow because I wanted to know if I could be chosen for this. A is for Adventure that is for sure....so join in the A-Z challenge April Adventure....it is not to late yet....but will be soon. I am keeping today short (and yes, this is short for me) so you don't get bored and not come back and visit me later in the month.