Thirty Days of Thanks - Day 30 - November 30

I'm thankful for vacations.

Even with eleven children, my parents made sure we had a vacation every summer. That's a tradition we've continued with our own family. Sometimes they're elaborate and adventurous. Sometimes they're simple and relaxing. I love them all.

We've traveled throughout the United States. We've cruised Hawaii, Alaska and the Western Caribbean. We've climbed ruins, played with monkeys, para-sailed over the ocean and been sprayed by the waters of Niagara Falls. We've biked trails in Alaska, toured church history museums from New York to California and segued around the monuments of Washington, D.C. We've swam in the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Caribbean. We've taken river trips in Oregon, Idaho and Colorado. We've enjoyed the Rockies from Colorado all the way into Canada. We've enjoyed water parks, amusement parks and national parks.

We've driven for 21 days straight and we've flown. We've ridden trains and trolleys and boats. We've explored crowded cities and deserted rock formations. We've created hundreds of memories and taken even more pictures.

I'm thankful we can travel, especially as a family.


Vern said...

I'm grateful for our family vacations too. Thanks for making it a priority.

Anonymous said...

I will miss your daily comments on thirty days of thanks. It has been a treat to look forward to your choices and your thoughts. thank you for a month of posts that made me feel gratitude right along with you. Happy Book Launching Party. Love you.

Tawnie said...

oooo....something we want to do more of and I feel like we are running out of time. Help!!! Loved hearing all your wonderful adventures.