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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Traveling Together

Disney Illuminations fireworks at Epcot in Disney World
Every year Anne works on scheduling events for our Disney World trip months in advance before we leave in the winter.  By the time we are heading south, plans are pretty well set in place.  Everything from frozen dinners that she has made for specific meals; to that of budgeting the gas that we consume on our way down and back on our trips.  Planning trips is her cup of tea so to speak.  Anne grew up going on frequent vacation trips with her folks, and traveling with her grandparents who were Baptist evangelists that traveled in a mobile home all over the U.S. and Canada.  At times I like to kid Anne by telling her that she has gypsy blood in her veins.  The odd thing about that, she is Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch and Scottish.  Come to think of it, I don’t believe there were many gypsies in those countries.  On the other hand, Anne has gotten me to take more and more vacation trips the longer we have been married. 

Enjoying the motel room together.
For me though, I grew up in a family that didn’t take vacation trips at all.  I remember as a child talking to my grandmother Anna, asking her if there were gypsies in her linage, since she had dark skin and hair like my father.  She wasn’t sure, though gypsies did live in Bohemia where her parents had come from.  If that were the case, some how it is now being awakened in me.  I do enjoy traveling to different locations and getting to know people and their unique ways of living. 

In going to Disney World each year I discover a microcosm of the world and its peoples there.  I stop and listen to the myriad of people walking past me and I can hear many different languages spoken.  Each group of individuals acting very excited, and anxious to share one with the other all about the things they have seen and experienced.  In watching my daughter Abby when making new friends on a trip, she can go from, "Hi, my name is Abby" to sitting on the floor and talking to her new friend in just a few seconds. 

Meeting Abby's hero princess.
Perhaps politicians from all over the world should go to Disney and discover how so many people can get along when having fun together.  Maybe, just maybe, that is one of the keys to compatibility, having fun together.