We are back from three weeks' vacation in Europe. Gregg and I decided, about a year ago, to use some of the many airline-mileage points that he has accumulated in his travels for work, to take David to some of our favorite places. As David is heading into his senior year of high school, we know that this is a time that we won't see again; it's an opportunity to be together in a way that won't recur. We decided to carpe diem, and it was good.
I woke up in Switzerland on the day I turned 50, and went to bed in Italy. That was good.
Right now, I am looking at a mountain of laundry, and the Tour de France is on TV...if you know us, you'll know that David and I will be pre-occupied with it until its end. For us, it's truly "23 days in July," it takes a certain precedence in our home every summer...and we are enjoying it. One of the highlights of our trip was standing by the side of the road in the south of France, under the shade of the plane trees, watching the riders whiz past us in a blur of color, energy, glory and joy.
I will be sorting through photos and notes, and will share here when I can.
Hope your summer is off to a good start. God bless you!