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Is There a Special Trip/Excursion You Remember? March 21, 2005 3:14 AM

My husband Tony and I loved to travel!  When he was in his early 20's, as Chief Mate in the Merchant Marine, he went to the Orient countless times...  Later on in life, he traveled for the company he used to work for as an executive...  Ever since I was a child, I'd be vacationing all over Europe with my parents...  As an adult, I attended my sophomore year of college in N.C., later I returned to the US for training with the State Dept., Social Security, etc.  But what I enjoyed the most was visiting places on my own...  Canada, Turkey, the UK, and 16 times back to USA as a tourist! 

One of the most memorable trips Tony and I made together was to California, his Home State.  That wasn't the first time, but what really struck me was the "Sequoia Park"!  For a Nature lover like me, it was fantastic!  Certainly the highlight of our vacation!  We took lots of pictures... went hicking...  ate at a restaurant that looked like an old cabin...  it was right on a creek... such a pretty spot... all those huge trees...  Yes, the park was very special and I'll never forget it!  Thank you, Tony, for giving me the opportunity!

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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Oh my you got to see the Redwood trees..... March 21, 2005 3:57 AM

Oh my you got to see the Redwood trees.....That shared excursion sounds very lovely Guiliana. I still want to see the Pacific Ocean and the redwood trees. Let the ocean bless my skin. Dance on the sand. All for the love of God's wonderful land. I wish for you a another lovely memory today Guiliana. Always in my prayers, dear friend. ---ginger  [ send green star]
 March 21, 2005 2:48 PM

Thanks for your compliments and good wishes, dear Ginger!  I also have lots of stories concerning the trips I made with my parents...  Some are really funny! Especially because Dad had an excellent sense of direction and Mom would get lost as soon as she'd be out the door!

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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One trip among many March 21, 2005 7:27 PM

When we lose loved ones, all of the good times, trips, etc. take a special significance to us.  For me, the one trip I would single out was a camping trip we took with our daughter to the coastal forest near Santa Cruz.  (Yes, with redwoods--)  It was against the wishes of my mother, who wanted us to come down to Southern California for a cousin's wedding (a relative, but not one I consider family--).  I chose to take the camping trip, and it was everything family time should be - sharing, caring, and a time away from TV and other distractions.  Our daughter got deer to feed out of her hand.  That was our last family trip, and I have never regretted my choice.  The mental images of that trip have sustained me through many a tough time....  [ send green star]
You know, Tim... March 22, 2005 1:51 PM

Your story reminded me of a beautiful day I spent with my parents, uncle, aunt, and cousins.  I was 11 or 12..  We decided to make an excursion to the Abruzzi Mountains (Central Italy).  I guess it was late Spring...  Good temperature and sunny.  We had fun hicking, playing soccer, crossing the little creek barefoot...  Then we found a nice spot in the shade where we could have our picninc.  All that exercise had made us hungry!  We stayed for a few more hours, simply exploring the countryside...  then we drove back home.  What I remember the most of that day is that everything was in perfect harmony!  What I find hard to accept now is that my parents, my uncle and aunt have all died.  But only after living lots of good memories!

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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