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Post-Pandemic Bucket List

Mackinac island
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I am making a huge assumption here, I know, but I do hope we will all see a post-pandemic way of life again. In an effort to infuse positive thinking in my life, I started thinking about what might be on my bucket list of things I want to do when we can safely travel again.

Stateside

  1. SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY.
  2. Shop for clothes at a store where I can actually try clothes on!
  3. Go to the salon and get my hair cut, colored, and styled!
  4. Spend a week at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
  5. Visit the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.
  6. Attend the Grand Canyon Plein Air Festival.
  7. Go back to The Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village.
  8. Take another trip to Washington, D.C. and visit the Smithsonian.
  9. Go see the Redwoods.
  10. Have my family here for a huge Christmas celebration!

International

  1. Visit England, Ireland, and Scotland.
  2. Spend 3-4 weeks at a country villa in Tuscany.
  3. Return to Portugal and visit Porto.
  4. Visit Paris.
  5. Take a trip on the Orient Express.
  6. Visit Gotland.

Of course I do not know where I will find the money to do all these things, but I’m not too concerned because I fear the possibility is still a long way into the future. That gives me time to earn my second million (I gave up on my first).

Leave me a comment and tell me what is on your post-pandemic bucket list or make me envious of all the places you have been fortunate to visit.

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Reunions

Day 35

My flight was a little bumpy most of the time. Thankfully it was a short flight. It still amazes me that in an hour I can get from my house to my daughter’s.

I fly into a small airport so pickups and greetings are much easier. I knew I was arriving right at my granddaughter’s bath time so I knew my daughter would be picking me up. There she was at the bottom of the escalator waiting for me. I hugged her and she hugged me BIG like we always do. Then I glanced over and saw my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter! What a fabulous surprise. My heart jumped for joy! ❤️

Three months doesn’t sound long, but in the life of a child, things change dramatically. My granddaughter was much more talkative. I got to meet her new friend Daisy Duck that came from the airport gift shop. The drive home was only about 15 minutes which for this time of the night for her, was the perfect time. Any more would have been too much.

Once home, my granddaughter walked over to me, took my hair in her hand and hugged me for the longest time. She would not let go which was fine by me! It is a moment I will hold in my heart forever. That kind of love is indescribable and I know I am truly blessed.

Bath time, hugs and a few more cuddles then it was bedtime for my little one. Afterward, my girls and I chatted, had a late dinner, and then everyone hit the sack.

I have always lived away from some members of my family, and these reunions are everything. I wish the distance was not so far, but I am thankful it is no farther than it is. In all these things I am blessed.

Being around a baby lifts you like nothing else can. Their entire environment reminds you of all the things we hope for everyone. A happy home and a family who loves us. What more do we need?

“Spread love. Hug the people you care about and make sure they know that you care and appreciate them. Make it known to your friends and family that you love them.”
Germany Kent