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1/19/2009

Preparations

Many things happened this weekend. Shopping was done. Packing was done. Not much blogging - but what little blogging that was done was important, because we learned some big, BIG news. Veronica, the lovely Tasmanian mother of Amy and partner of Nathan and author of Sleepless Nights, HAD HER BABY. Mother and son, Isaac, are doing fine.

We leave here Thursday evening. The lovely Miss Ash(POHA) of Into The Rabbit Hole has graciously agreed to cover me while I fly - first to Miami and then, Friday morning, from Miami to Trinidad. Given that I'll be in the air on Thursday evening and not at my keyboard, preparing my Friday post, POHA has graciously consented to guest blog on Friday. It is rare that I have a guest poster here. In fact, she is the first. Go click on her links and get to know her. She is SO worth the effort. And Friday, you will see why.

In the late Spring of 1996 we took a trip. I told the story in this post. As it turned out, that has been the only time that #1 Son has left the shores of this country. Of course, a trip on the Big Red Boat hardly makes one a world traveler, but still, it was out of the country - something that the rest of the family has done on many more occasions and for much greater distances. Circumstances have always seemed to work against #1 making the trips. He always had the opportunity - it's just that it never seemed to work out. This time, we're making it work out. And I couldn't be happier. (And to tell you the truth, #1 Son seems fairly nervous - but a good nervous). I know we're going to have a great time. I hope our Hostess enjoys having us there as much as I know we're going to enjoy being there.

And speaking of our hostess, it is she who taught me this:

Ndinombethe.

24 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh, enjoy the trip!

Off to check out a new blog. Thanks!

Nicole said...

Yeah for trips.
Wishing you tons of fun :)!

Tash said...

L00king f0rward t0 being y0ur h0stess. Will be great,

Myst_72 said...

Have a wonderful time Lou :-)

G
xxx

Shadow said...

i'd be soooo excited i'd be unable to sleep. enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Eric S. said...

Have a great time. I'm off to check out Sleepless Nights and Into The Rabbit Hole

moneythoughts said...

Travel safe and when you get there, post a few pics of the warm clim to warm us all up.

OK, I'll check out this blog you suggest.

Take care.

Christy said...

Safe trip, good times.....

Jibber Jabber said...

I can't believe I didn't comment yesterday. Sorry, I must have had my mind elsewhere.

I know you'll have a good trip, enjoy the time away. I can't wait to hear all about Trinidad. You deserve it. I will miss you but look forward to your guest blogger.

maggie's mind said...

I'm so excited for you preparing for your trip! That's the best feeling. All that anticipation of good times and time away from work. I think everyone can benefit from travel outside of the country at least once just for perspective. Hope your son loves it, too!

Indigo said...

I'm living vicariously through you. I've never once been out of the country. (Hugs)Indigo

Jientje said...

The days before you leave are the best I think. You still have everything to look forward to.I think it will be great making that trip with your son, some father/son quality time, lovely!

Cat said...

Travel safe and have a wonderful time!!!

I did get the email - that weekend the 7th & 8th is no good - my husband's birthday but the other weekends in Feb. are all open - so that is a good place to start!!

Cat

Bama Cheryl said...

Have a great time on your trip. It's such fun to go visit somewhere so completely different, getting out of your comfort zone and having your family with you will be wonderful. Travel safely!

Ree said...

Safe travels my friend.

Miss Ash said...

Thanks for your trust in me, Lou!

Send my love to all of the folks in Trinidad!

Hyphen Mama said...

Let me get this straight: Lou is going to be shacking up with a fellow blogger? What fun!

Patsy said...

I like the way Hyphen Mama put that - I would have said it differently. :) So #1 son is in on this adventure. Good for him and you. I still like traveling with my girls. We'll see how it is to have all of the along at once this summer. I can remember that only happening once before many years ago. Hummmmm wonder why that is?

LceeL said...

Suzanne: I will. And I'm glad you did.

Nicole: Thank you, Nicole.

Tash: I know it will.

Myst_72: I will.

Shadow: I am excited - but NOTHING gets in the way of my sleep.

Eric S: I will, Eric, and thanks.

Moneythoughts: I will travel safe - I have a bodyguard going with me. And thanks, Fred.

Christy: Thank you, Christy.

Jibber Jabber: My guest will be here Friday - I will be blogging the rest of the time - even if I'm not here.

Maggie's Mind: Travel is very broadening. Everyone should try it.

Indigo: In that case, I'll try to take good pictures - and to tell a good story.

Jientje: Yes, father/son quality time will be had, for sure.

Cat: We will definitely work something out.

Bama Cheryl: Thank you, Cheryl. We will have a great time.

Ree: Thank you, Ree.

Miss Ash: I will, my POHA. And you are so welcome.

Hyphen Mama: Shacking up? Who said anything about shacking up? No, no shacking up.

Hyphen Mama said...

Sorry. I mis-understood "hostess" to mean "staying with". Maybe "tour guide"????? is a good description?

Momisodes said...

I am so excited for both you of. I still feel that nervous, anticipation before trips anywhere. Hope you have a fabulous time!

Lady Language said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your time away. I will be by to check on your guest blogger!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the baby, and hope you have a wonderful trip.

Veronica said...

How did I miss this? thankyou for the congratulations!