A picture really is worth a thousand words! (WPC – Smile)

From the very beginning, my father and my son had a very special connection. Within months of my son’s birth, he was in my father’s arms as he sat at the dining room table doing crosswords.

Five years later when we were wandering around the Colosseum in Rome on a particularly blustery day, a piece of newspaper landed on the back of my son’s legs. For reasons unclear at the time, he kept ahold of this paper until we stopped for lunch.

Once our lunch orders had been taken my son requested a pen. Why? He needed to do the crossword of course. He then sat diligently filling in the squares. The fact it was in Italian was of little consequence. Oh how I love that boy!

And how I love how my son even now, over ten years later, still equates crosswords with his grandfather. This memory will always makes me smile tears of joy. Smile is this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is in the Air – Happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

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Morocco in the Morning (Monochrome Monday)

 

 

 

 

 

Beloved travel and children (WPC – Beloved)

Never did I dare dream that not only would I fulfill my desire of traveling to Morocco (and spending a night in the Sahara Desert) but I would do so with my young children. What an amazing time we had with so many incredible experiences!

Here my two little darlings are enjoying some “down-time” with a game by the pool at Sawadi, our kasbah for the week we spent in Southern Morocco.

The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is Beloved.

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Within the Mountains (WPC – Scale)

Even now, this image of abstract artwork on one of our visits to Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland still intrigues me. It’s almost as if one piece of this iron is keeping the mountain at bay whilst another piece is stretching to protect the church from it.

This small township was an hour’s drive from our home in Reyðarfjörður. It was one of those drives that always felt as if it was taking longer then it was due to the fact you had to drive down the steepest, twisty road into it.

This image felt ideal for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week of… Scale.  Like everything in life, it’s where you stand that creates “your” perspective of what’s around you.

 

 

 

 

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Frosted Rocks (WPC – Layers)

The layers of snow on these rocks we saw on our train trip through the Rocky Mountains always intrigue me. It’s as if Mother Nature herself has used a piping bag to cover all the rocks!

Layers is the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week.

 

 

 

 

 

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First lock of the Panama Canal crossing (Tourist Time)

Having found our position at the very front of the ship, we were determined to stand guard, watching intently at each and every aspect of the going through the locks whilst crossing the Panama Canal. We weren’t disappointed, it was AMAZING!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!