...But my memories are warm and sunny!
Today I realized it has been just a year since I took a vacation, and blog buddies, it's getting to me. I couldn't travel for six months because of my spinal surgery and then my planned to trip to New Orleans in November got washed away by Hurricane Sandy. I've got a couple of trips planned for July -- Orlando and Chicago -- but it seems a long time to July and sun.
I decided to reach back to my memories and went back to one of my best travel memories. In August 1983 -- yes, the absolutely hottest time imaginable -- my college roommate and I went to Greece and Egypt. We posed the question, "Where would we go if we could go anywhere? " Anywhere was Athens, Luxor and Cairo and a quick cruise in the Greek Isles.
It was a splurge, but also a fabulous time and the memories have stayed with us for thirty years. High points were seeing the Parthenon, shopping in Luxor and wonderful days in Rhodes and Santorini. But perhaps my favorite moment was seeing the Pyramids on camelback. Our camel was called Yankee Doodle and it was just about the bumpiest ride of my life, but what a memory! Yankee Doodle looks a lot more cheerful in this picture than he was in actuality.
Buttercup and Jane atop Yankee Doodle. Pyramid in the background.
I hope you've enjoyed this little break from winter weather. I have and am very happy to link with Flashback Friday for our visit to Egypt.
So glad it's Friday. I think it's going to be a fun weekend and I am delighted that the weather prediction is fifty degree.
Wishing you a delightful Saturday!