Sparkle Wednesday | June 7, 2023
I’m about to take my dream vaca. Since John & I both had big birthdays in 2023 & a 5 year anniversary we decided to take that dream vaca. Croatia first for 2 weeks on a yacht with friends exploring small inlets& islands in the Adriatic. Very casual, swim suits & shorts. Next leg: Flying to Bergen, Norway to explore the Fjords & perhaps get scenic overload. Next, fly to Stockholm, Sweden to renew friendships with Ek cousins. We spell our name Eck. Then the Romantic part. France with 10 day River cruise, just the two of us. Venturing up to Normandy, bucket list & Monet’s stomping grounds. Finally meeting two close friends to show them the Paris I love for 5 days. My 8th time in that beautiful city. “ Au revoir”
I would love to take a trip all around Italy. It would be incredible to witness the breathtaking sights of Italy on the coast in places like Positano or Cinque Terre and just enjoy the beauty. It would also be a dream to stay in a villa in Tuscany to take in Italian culture through wine-tasting and homemade cooking. A perfect vacation, in my mind, is a combination of relaxation and learning about the culture of the place you're visiting. And 100% fun of course!
I like going almost anywhere when everything isn’t planned and there’s time to be a pantster (flying by the seat of your pants.)
Would kind of like to go to Springfield and go to the Lincoln Library. Never have been there.
I'd like to record an album with Lisa at Miraval Studios in a beautiful vineyard in southern France. If you've never heard of it - check out the website: https://www.miraval-studios.com/ It's owned by Brad Pitt now. Some iconic groups have recorded amazing music there - Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Cure, The Cranberries... I'd even let Brad sit in for a tune.
I would love to see some wildlife. Whether that be a safari or coral reef exploration, I'd want my vacation to be an adventure.
We’ve been talking about taking the train all over Europe. Just a little carry-on bag and see what happens. This might happen sooner than later.
I'd love to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. There's something wonderful about seeing the world slowly, noticing all of its nuances.
This morning we took our dog, Ziggy down to the Sculpture Garden, over the bridge to Loring Park, and then up past a few spectacular churches on the way home. BTW - did you know that they're redoing the Dandelion Fountain in Loring Park? It's going to be cool! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dandelion-fountain?fbclid=IwAR2FU1kTrtskeSOWqaM19QHWIIgBWgAap41nS5ZtrQLqUTDF2kWaQxpcJt0
Even this stretch of land we pass all the time looks different when you're walking. You see so much more. I'd love to experience Spain on foot slowly, deeply, taking it all in.