Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Sixth Day of Christmas

Traditionally on the sixth day of Christmas one begins looking both forward and backward because the sixth day of Christmas is also the Eve of New Years Eve. The media gives us lots of photos of what happened in the current year and makes predictions and commentaries for the new upcoming year. And since we will be electing a new U.S. president in 2008 there is plenty, alas, almost too much coverage of the parties and candidates in the race to the White House.

So where do you see yourself in the new year
---literally, finanacially, romantically, , spiritually, socially, etc? Likewise down what roads did 2007 take you? Jack and I had the best year ever: a cross country road trip with a cruise to Alaska, a trip to Florida and the deep south, visitors to Virgina and visits to friends in Delaware and New Jersey and the birth of our first grandchild, Baby Jack!

Do you have plans to travel next year anywhere? Well, then you must go to the url I posted above to meet Galen R. Frysinger of Wisconin who has been photographing all the places he has been to in the last 45 years. And boy does this guy travel! He has been to 170 independent countries and 91 dependent territories around the world. His photos are amazing! I have never looked at all of them because there are so many and I eventually have to take a break for food and drink. But take a look. Check out your home state and states you have visited. Then check out the countries you have been to like Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy,Japan, China, etc. I think this man has been to every country in the world. Wouldn't you just love to sit down and talk to this well traveled man?

This site also has lots of travel info posted that you can use . I checked this url several times before we made our big road trip this spring and I have returned to the url to relive pleasent moments of our road trip like our Alaskan cruise and the Crazy Horse Memorial outside Rapid City, South Dakota. In addition you will get to meet Mrs. Frysinger who in retirement from elementary school teaching is becoming a passionate quilter. You must check out the quilts that she has made and the quilts Mr. Frysinger has collected. Enjoy!

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