Her and her hubby work hard every day to give their kids this travel experience. They also made some good investments before they had kids. Good luck to them I say! I am jealous in a very happy way for them. One day hubby and I will take our kids on a trip to our favourite places. Soon.
I have been following their most recent travels on Facebook and looking on with jealousy (the good kind), longing and wistfulness. Hubby and I have visited those places and the longing I have to go back is palpable. I love the fact that Miss 8 climbed the Duomo in Florence in a tutu - I climbed them all in heels (before SJP and sex and the city where even heard of). I love that they are discovering little markets and bakery's in France, (never got to know this city/country well enough) and Italy, and that they are creating what I call "Real" memories. Much like the velveteen rabbit.
I miss travel and all that it involves. The planning, the dreaming, the discovery and the knowledge that in the scheme of things some things have moved forward for the better and some things have stayed exactly the same as they were 1000s of years ago.
We have just celebrated Easter here. I too remember witnessing an Easter Parade in Atrani on Good Friday. It was magical, I don't care what religion you are.
Travel broadens the mind, builds resilience and shows us experiences outside our comfort zone.
I am grateful I had the chance to travel, and hopefully will do again some day. Happy travelling Carlie and family.
Miss you, and can't wait to catch up and relive it all with you soon.