"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Traveling, Still

When I moved to this little town, I felt my traveling days were behind me. That's what I get for thinking. Not only is my suitcase being used more in the past two years, traveling is now going to be a regular part of my senior life.

My grown kids each are buying airline tickets for me to visit them. They and I live in four different states. I agree it is easier and less costly for one person to travel, so they voted to dub me the traveler, and I accepted the invitations.

Last January I was with my son and daughter-in-law in Hawaii; this January I will be in Arizona with my daughter and her family. Hawaii will be in March. California in May, with more plans being discussed already for summer and fall. Thankfully, I am in good health and a light packer. After all, I am the one who has to lift the bag over my head on the plane. Did I mention I am not very tall?

Last year I also spent time in Wisconsin with my aunt, who is my godmother. Of course I will see her this year as well. And some side trips to see dear friends and other family members. Instead of storing the suitcase in the garage, I may as well keep it in my closet, handy and ready for more adventures.


14 comments:

DJan said...

I know what you mean about thinking you know what your life is going to be like and then being surprised. It sounds like a good way for things to have developed for you, CiCi. Your kids know a good thing when they have it. Meaning you. :-)

CiCi said...

DJan, I guess life's surprises are good for us. Might get stale otherwise. I already have trouble remembering some things.

Ms. A said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time, taking photos and planning to share all the details when you get back!

CiCi said...

Ms A, okay, will take some pics and show you.

Mrs4444 said...

Sounds fun to me! Let me know if you're ever in the Green Bay area; I would love to meet up :)

Happy New Year!

Hilary said...

What a win/win/win/win situation for everyone. Lower expenses all around and great travel opportunities for you. And wonderful family get togethers.Enjoy, CiCi.

CiCi said...

Mrs 4444 of course I would let you know if and when I am near Green Bay Area. Mostly I am in Eau Claire and near Milwaukee.

Hilary, I truly do love the family being together part of the travels. And if that means I fly places that is an added bonus.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm sure your suitcase will appreciate being kept indoors for a while. Travel safe.

CiCi said...

Stephen, My suitcase can hang inside with me and get special treatment now that it will be be with me more often. Safety is my middle name.

dkzody said...

This sounds marvelous. Your kids are to be congratulated on their kind thoughts and generosity. Happy travels.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Isn't it wonderful when life turns out better than we had expected? So glad that happened for you, too. May 2015 be a great one for you, sounds like it will be.

terri said...

You seem to have a natural sense of adventure and a strong ability to be flexible. It's no surprise to me that you've become such a traveler. Happy travels!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

How simply marvelous that all have the means to get you a single return ticket and you are fit and ready:)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! Go go go!