"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Friday, June 6, 2008

"t" is for...

I am really fortunate to have the opportunity to travel with my job. I've said many times that I lived 25 years without even knowing there was such a thing as the tourism industry, and here it is, taking me places I've never been and introducing me to people I'd never otherwise have met. Though it's often not an easy thing to pack a suitcase in anticipation of being away from home and familiar surroundings, it's always worth the experience. Without the opportunity to travel, I might never have...

Seen a real Harajuku girl
Gone to Disneyland
Strolled by Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
Paid for meals in Pounds and Yen
Heard "Please Mind the Gap" in the Underground
Seen the musical Wicked

Walked beneath Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees
Shopped in the Mall of America

Figured out that Myrtle Beach, SC is no Charleston

Watched the Cirque du Soleil show, LOVE, in complete awe

No matter where I go, though I appreciate every mile and cab ride, I always look forward to coming home. There's nothing better than seeing Kell waiting for me and my luggage at the airport. And while I'm always begging him to come with me, it's even better when I don't have to miss him (and the twins) anymore.

So, how do you like my new banner? My friend, the fiercely talented graphic designer, Tracy McGarrh designed it for me (she also did the Save the Date cards for my wedding, too). Though Viking is her day job, she keeps the creative juices flowing by cranking out some fantastic freelance work, too. If you ever need a designer, she's your gal! Check out her website for examples of her work including websites, custom logos and Christmas cards. Thanks, Tracy!


KK said...

I love the new look of the page! Can't wait until one day you list the reasons you don't like to travel and I'm sure that hearing endless stories of my girls will be included! You do make traveling (and being away from home) so much more fun!

mary-kathryn said...

ohh, i love the new look.

The Texas VicHorns said...

Love your new blog look. I feel sorry for people who don't travel. You are a lucky girl.

Speaking of traveling, I know this GREAT couple out in west Texas...

Cirque du Soleil said...

Thanks for the LOVE mention, we're honored you included the show amongst all of the amazing places you've traveled.
~Cirque du Soleil

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