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It seems like travel is in the air for our family this time of year! My husband and I are taking a jaunt in the next few weeks to visit family and to see some of our kids graduate by way of California, Utah and Kansas! Maddy just got back from Toronto. Lindsey and her husband are going to Paris soon. My DIL and my grandchildren are coming here soon while my son studies for the Bar. My SIL and grandson are going to visit family in Ecuador for a couple of weeks! All of this has inspired today's Friday Fave:
Where is your favorite travel destination?
Since I am writing today's Friday Fave, I made the executive decision to be able to give you two destinations that I love.
When Glen and I were first married, he was in the army and we lived in Germany for 2 years. What a beautiful country with such friendly people. I wanted to be able to put some of our pictures from that time on here for you to see, but I am having technical difficulties with that. Also, some of our photos have been in those old types of albums for so long that I can't even peel them out without damaging them. Be sure to use acid free albums and pages for your memories. These by We R Memory Keepers are simple and affordable. I still need to change some of mine in order to keep them safe.
When we lived in Germany some of our favorite places to go were to the old castle ruins that are scattered all over the country. We also love the old city of Rothenburg with it's Meistertrank Clock. One vacation, we drove along the Neckar River to Heidelberg. We even hiked up a mountain in the Alps, Glen had our first born son on his back in a pack. There are just too many wonderful memories to enumerate!
After we were married a few years, my Sister and her husband took us on a trip to Tahiti! It was so beautiful! My husband had served as a missionary there 20 years before and it was so great for him to be able to show me the place he loved. We stayed on the Island of Moorea and ended on the big island of Tahiti. The people were wonderful and everything was gorgeous. We snorkeled and ate tons of seafood. It was amazing!
Madalynn just returned from a trip to Toronto to visit her boyfriend. She really enjoys that city and the politeness of the Canadians. She got to visit the Royal Ontario Museum this time which she said was really big and awesome. On another trip, she visited a shoe museum! (If you knew how much my girls love shoes, you would understand.) It looks like a beautiful city in pictures! Look at this one with the skinny building:
We have mentioned before that Alicia's husband Adrian is from Ecuador. A couple of years ago they took a trip back there and were able to go visit the Galapagos Island. She told me she chose Galapagos as her Friday Fave because there's so many things to do. You can go to the beach, jungle and even the desert, all on one small island. There's not only so much biological diversity but there's interesting geological stuff too. "We were able to see the giant tortoises, iguanas, countless birds, and cool sea life. like rays, sharks, crabs, fish, and sea lions. The blue footed boobies were really cool because their feet are really bright blue!The food is good. And there's also a lot of history." That is my Son-in-law up there inside a giant turtle shell!
Lindsey had a difficult time choosing between Hawaii and France, because she has lived in both places, But, since we were already touching on 2 tropical places and because she served a mission in France and loves the people there so much and is about to go back for a visit, she chose France.
Lindsey lived there twice. During Law School, she lived in Cergy, near Paris for a semester. Then, she served a mission after Law School for 18 months in the southern part of France, including Lyon and Bordeaux and other beautiful cities. In Lindsey's words, "France has everything, big cities, small villages nestled in green countryside, forests, beaches, Europe's largest sand dune. Everywhere you go there is history and culture and delicious food. I am in love with France." That is Lindsey and her missionary companion in the pictures above, snow shoeing!
Well, those are our choices. Pretty diverse, and we haven't even touched on the places we absolutely love in the USA! That may have to be another Friday Fave! Tell us about some of your favorite destinations! We would love to hear about them.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!