for the first time in quite possibly a decade, a vacation that was really a vacation happened...this past june/july.
we covered a lot of ground. half-way around the planet- to the family and friends we need to see at least once a year.
oh, and the elderly parents.
in past trips, we've gotten sick, had terrible jet lag, been so exhausted we couldn't even enjoy it.
this time was different.
may have had something to do with a very sweet generous son who booked us into a fancy hotel for the first 3 days so we could rest. what a blessing.
thank you to all who generously entertained us, though...children, sisters, brothers, friends.
we love you all.
and we are refreshed.