Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maps




I've always loved maps. Especially maps of the whole world. I'm always surprised at the locations of countries and boundaries. For some reason, my mind rearranges them when I'm not looking.

I found this quote on display at the Mission San Jose in San Antonio and took a photo of it so I would be sure to remember.

"A map is the greatest of all epic poems. It's lines and colors show the realization of great dreams."

Gilbert H. Grosvenor
National Geographic Editor 1903-1954

I love to imagine traveling to all of those far away places. Traveling gives you such a new perspective on life. To see things we've never seen before allows us to see our lives in new ways.
When I was 23 years old, my cousin Nancy and I began planning our life's grand adventure. It seemed all of our friends were getting married. She had completed school and I was working in between. So . . .we bought our trusty "Let's Go Europe" which at the time was on 15.00 a day.

We flew to London, spent 2 weeks in England, took the ferry over to Belgium, travelled by train to The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and France.
I will write more of our adventures in another post, but for now, I just wanted to say to all of my
visitors from around the world

Welcome !!
Studying the world map on my blog, I am amazed at how far my (all of our) words reach. Hello out there to Australia, Philippines, China, Russia, India, Korea, Europe, South America and of course Oklahoma, California, Georgia and to all corners of America. What an honor to be visited by you. I would love to hear from someone on the other side of the globe!

2 comments:

Just Joni said...

I like maps...I've always wanted to throw a dart and visit wherever it lands...I plan to travel to Europe someday, there are so many places I want to experience. It's always fun meeting new people from other places...enjoy your newfound friends ~

leigh said...

Mabuhay!!! I am from the Philippines ( wink ) and God's willing i will be seeing you in person ( hopeful )

And you are always welcome to visit us here...anytime...let's enjoy the place together.

Blessings be with you.