01 January 2007

Traveling Feet

traveling feet
Originally uploaded by Katherine H.
There were travel delights, mishaps, and surprises during 2006.

The delights: Enjoying the home-grown ambience of the Chile Pepper Festival near Sunnyside, Washington. A one-woman show at the Lee Center for the Arts in Seattle. Getting up close and personal with alpacas. A night hot-air balloon glow in Bend. An irreverent breakfast with friends in Salt Lake City. Hiking around Iguaçu Falls in Brasil. Exploring Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

The mishaps: A seven hour wait in an overcrowded São Paulo airport while the pilots were on strike. A tropical storm in the Amazon that caused our river pilot to lose his bearings as our boat was tossed around on the Rio Negro. A “severe weather threat” at the Dallas airport complete with a tornado drill.

The surprises: Making connections with others in locations near and far because they have stumbled upon my blog entries.

Travel shapes, informs, and inspires me. I travel because it stimulates my creative mind, it helps me to better understand myself, and it makes me a better world citizen.

I write about my travels because it frames my experiences in a new context, and it connects me to what is most important to me – my relationships with others.

What travel adventures will 2007 bring?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just love you, you are so great! thanks for sharing your travels and thoughts with us!