She wants to know about other lands -- or at least other counties (yes, counties, not countries), because this is her challenge for us today:
Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around the world via our FM friends!!Well, she said, well.
I really have two things to offer here.
The first was for my parents' 55th anniversary. We took a phenomenal trip to Hawaii -- 19 of us. All children, spouses and grandchildren, except for grandson who was still in school and couldn't make it.
It was a most amazing time, filled with memories of sun, surf, good food and the renewing of my parents' wedding vows.
Here we are, all dressed alike in our Hawaii Five-5 shirts and hats. (Get it? Book 'em, Danno!) You will see faces you recognize and some semi-identical blobs. I didn't want to post photos of my sibs and kids without their permission, and since they do not (and WILL not) know about my blog ... well. You know.
That vacation was truly cool and wonderful and relaxing, even. But the one that rocked my world was last spring, when I went to Japan.
Wonderhubby and I went with a big group and, yes, I'm being deliberately vague. It was 10 days of exploration, excitement and entertainment, with stays in Tokyo, Kyoto and the mineral springs at Hakone.
We did many amazing things, but one of the most fun was being turned into a geisha.
Watch the transformation ...
The finishing touches involved a "formal" photo session:
And there we are. From sweet little American girl to geisha on the streets of Kyoto, in 45 minutes!
Now go see where the other Fun Monday'ers are taking us. Bon voyage, y'all!