Monday, October 24, 2005

Travelin Man

Heard from Ethan today, our nephew who works for the State Department. He graduated from Georgia Tech and had a couple of job offers, to work in the automobile industry (9-5 in Atlanta) or to travel the world, let's see… such a hard decision. He is based in Germany, and travels all over Europe and beyond. He sends pictures so we can all share his experience and be jealous. His folks went over to see him earlier this year and had a great 'European Family Vacation'. Luckily it was not like the Chevy Chase version!

I really do believe that all of you are at the beginning of a wonderful journey. As you start traveling down that road of life, remember this: There are never enough comfort stops. The places you're going to are never on the map. And once you get that map out, you won't be able to refold it no matter how smart you are.

So forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic with a pig. And if you can help it, never fly as cargo.
- kermit the frog

3 comments:

Krazy said...

Susan,

I understand about not always using a map,and it is fun to be spontaneous.
But,I'm one of the few humans that love maps! Any kind of map is fine!
They are so interesting,and I especially love weather maps!

Seeing Anew said...

I wish WE had castles to photograph here in the States. Do you ever wonder why native American cultures never developed castles, etc. like early people in Europe did? I suppose it had to do with the Romans, but then why were there such great builders in Rome, but not here?

Love the Kermit quote.

susan said...

The closest thing we have to a castle around here is the Biltmore House, built by the Vanderbilt family in Asheville, NC. Of course you can't just drive by and take a picture, you must pay your $35 or more a head to go in. Ah, the rich get richer...