Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wish You Were Here

During a quiet dinner at PM on Saturday night, Matt and I talked briefly of our regret for not traveling more during our twenties... when we had more disposable income and fewer responsibilities.  Of course we did venture about quite a bit, but still, there were no overseas trips except our honeymoon.  We should've crossed the ocean a few times before we had to haul along child safety seats and portable cribs.

Then I awoke Sunday to find this "postcard" from some beautiful Nashville ladies published on the Travel page of The Tennessean.  Thank you to Ms. Susie McClure for giving me much-needed perspective.

(photo & story from The Tennessean)
February 21, 2010

In mid-November, Annie Ruth Sadler, Susie McClure and Rosie Wilson of Nashville met up in Venice, Italy, with five friends from three different states and we set sail to the Greek Isles and a short stay in Venice.

Stops included the lush greenery of breathtaking Dubrovnik, Croatia, Corfu, Greece (Emerald Island), and Crete, Greece.

As Nashvillians, we were thrilled to see first-hand the original Parthenon, a part of the Acropolis, during our visit to Piraeus (Athens), Greece. Athens is truly a city where past and present coexist.

Travel to Kusadasi and particularly Ephesus, Turkey, was a somber and humbling experience as our tour guide covered the history surrounding the many historic buildings, statues, monuments and events that occurred thousands of years ago. The climax of the trip was a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary.

One of the highlights of the trip was celebrating the 94th birthday of Susie McClure in Greece. Our stamina was put to the test throughout the trip — many water taxis in Venice and endless walking in each of the cities visited. Susie McClure was ahead of the pack at every stop. "When we grow up we're going to be just like her."