It is cold and damp here today, and it even snowed earlier. Hard to believe when just 2 days ago it was in the high 60s here!
Tonight at dinner, my son and I talked about where he wants to go for his special trip this spring.
When our daughter was the same age, we sent her to London and Paris with a friend. It was to be the first of many trips abroad on her own. She loves to travel, and if her finances would allow it, I think she could be happy living the life of a Nomad.
We consider ourselves very, very fortunate to have been able to expose our children to different cultures through travel. And the college our son attends actually requires a study abroad experience in order to graduate.
But before he goes abroad for an entire semester, we want to give him the same opportunity to travel for a week or so to some place he finds appealing. Right now, he and his friend are having trouble deciding just where they want to go.
Of course if it were up to his dear mother, well I would have to say France...maybe Normandy. I've never been to that part of France, but both the beauty and the historical significance of that region has always appealed to me.
For now I will have to settle for looking at these beautiful flowers and day dreaming about my time spent in France last fall. I think if I ever win the lottery, I will become a world traveler. I would love that way more than a big fancy house and an expensive luxury car!
If you won the lottery, what would you spend it on? Would you travel, or would you stay right where you are and build your dream home?