Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Dream Come True

It was back a few years ago,
as I stood standing on a sea port in Honolulu,
looking at a huge cruise line, thinking and dreaming,
what it would look like to go on a cruise?

Well it took a few years of dreaming and pinching pennies and points.
The question was asked,
What do we have to do to make this happen?
It was quite clear that we needed to make a plan.
And that's what we did and here we are....

Actually anticipating our first cruise in the Mediterranean.

I'm pinching myself, not believing the time has finally come.

But more than just that,
We're so happy to go back and visit family.
We had such a fulfilling time last year,
and we knew a short stop over would be a delightful rest.

So Friday at noon,
I'm anticipating our arrival at the aiport.
A thirty minute ride and we'll be at our Home Away from Home.

Up the windy road,
just around one more corner,

Down the hill and in the distance,
is our new Home Again for two weeks.

A Bavarian home with our own suite.

Flowers will have lined the balconies, greeting us.
Envision me sitting on this deck, journaling.
I can't wait!
The view is inspirational!

This is the view from my bedroom window.
As long as I don't need to chase those cows.

This is the back view of the rolling hills, with the Maypole.
They have just finished celebrating their Maypole Events.
Wouldn't it be fun to stroll through these meadows together?

Last but not least, this is the beautiful family that will be hosting us.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things,
you didn't do, than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.





  1. May you have a most wonderful time your 'home away from home...and as you sail away on the ship of your dreams!

    Keep us posted...if you ever think of your old friends back home. And don't forget to climb those stairs!

  2. Have a wonderful holiday! The 'home away from home' looks like a very relaxing place to be!

  3. AnonymousMay 06, 2009

    Oh, you must be SO excited! And hasn't the time flown - we never did our walk to 'Starbucks' - that will have to wait til your return, as we have been so busy here.
    I wish you both a wonderful trip and see you in June. Dairymary

  4. So exciting! We look forwarding to catching up with you and sharing the dream....have the best next few weeks ever and enjoy the wee moments that make up your vacation.

  5. Oh Marg! Have the best best time! Your Home Away From Home AND a cruise! (Check your bags! Charlotte likes to stow away...)

  6. Marg. ..I just want to bless your holiday. . have terribly much fun. . and enjoy all those dreams. . I can't wait to see your photos. .I'm so sure they will be spectacular. . .
    Bon Voyage!!!

  7. AnonymousMay 06, 2009

    Wow how exciting. Have a great vacation and enjoy your family and friends. Keep us posted. Aloha :)
    PS your photos are awesome

  8. What a nice intro to your dream come true! I wish you a wonderful time with your relatives there and on the cruise! I'm happy for you!

  9. Oh I was going to say have a wonderful time but that's pretty much a given isn't it? I hope that your days are filled with joy and laughter while your are on holiday!!

  10. Oh.. that sounds like 'literally' stepping through the cover of an exciting book and living your own story!
    May every day be beyond your wildest expectations !
    I wish you the best vacation - safe in the protection of the Lord!

    Lots of photos, please !!!

  11. Ah, you're going back. Wonderful news! And, a cruise. I can hardly wait to read (and see) all about it.

  12. AnonymousMay 09, 2009

    Wishing you a wonderful time together as you make new memories. You have me dreaming a wee bit. Each time i pass by your home here I will think about you and look forward to all you will have to share with us. Kathy

  13. What a nice contrast. Green rolling hills with floating across the deep blue sea.

    Have a wonderful trip! May God bless this time in many ways.

  14. Kristi VegtMay 17, 2009

    looks amazing Marg! wow... one day I'll make it there too!

  15. I hope you have a wonderful trip! I like this line - "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things,you didn't do, than by the ones you did do."

    Looking forward to the pictures and stories on your return!

  16. Love you Blog,and your music!!I have tried to add to my blog...but unsuccessfully..any hints?And enjoy your trip!


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