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Follow Me… to France!

It’s funny the things you find when you’re packing.  In the bottom of a drawer I found a little journal, nondescript with lined paper inside.  When I flipped through the pages, only a quarter were filled with handwriting.  As I began to read, I realized it was my journal from my trip to Europe six years ago.  Many of the details I wrote about, I’ve completely forgotten.  You’d think that reading something you wrote would trigger those memories, but nope.  I still don’t remember.  Which makes me all the more thankful I took the time to journal with such detail.

Some background information: My Uncle Brad wished to give me the gift of travel for my highschool graduation.  I could choose anywhere in the world, and my world traveler uncle would take me there and more than likely would speak the language too.  I was overwhelmed with the choice and waffled for months.  Finally, I decided to go for the classics: Paris, France for a few days and then the chunnel to London, England.

Beginning tomorrow, please join me for another blogging series as I revisit my journal and share my first experience abroad.  I was 18.  It was the summer of 2005.   I liked emoticons, even handwritten!  And as it so happened, the London subways were bombed two days before we traveled there.  I believe my written reaction was “Oh shit…”  I promise to stay true to my written word, for better or worse!

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