“Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go …”
Those of you who have met me know there are a few things that I value above all others. My family and church are at the top of that list. Writing has always been an important means of self-expression for me. And ever since I was a 16-year old working on a tobacco farm, I’ve saved every penny I could spare for my travel fund.
I came by this love honestly. When I was a kid, my father spent the spring and early summer poring over pamphlets from the local CAA (the Canadian version of AAA, for my American friends). Every August we hooked up the car, hitched up the tent trailer, and hit the road for our holiday. I’ll never forget visiting the homes of my favourite authors, Louisa May Alcott and L.M. Montgomery, and meeting the real-life Maria Von Trapp at the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. (My sister and I were speechless with excitement; she was incredibly gracious.)
For me, there’s nothing as exciting as starting to plan a trip, reading and researching a destination. Hopefully I can share some of that excitement with you! I’ll be blogging about places I’ve been and places I’d like to go. I’ll be sharing funny stories and anecdotes about my adventures. I’ll write about the delicious, and not-so-delicious, food we eat on holidays. Occasionally, I hope to invite a guest blogger to write here too.
I hope you’ll take this journey with me!