Fits It Ships

IMG_20160523_085655This is it, if it fits – it ships. I physically can’t fit the ocean, the sunset or a waterfall from Guam in this van. But I can, oh I can, fit my memories from the island of Guam and my travels around the world in it. Plus, I have plenty of room left for another trip or two around the world.DSC_0547
Thanks to my brain and external hard drive, my explorations from the past five and half years of living abroad are coming with me. Now I am not literally bringing my dream machine that is pictured above on my next journey. And if I’m being honest, I can’t say that I “love” Guam. I like Guam, but it isn’t my favorite place to live thus far on Earth. I do love that VW bus though, pictured above, and would’ve loved to bring it back to North America and make it my exploring machine. I’ve lived five  and half years out of the United States of America and we are currently back home.  486633_341633152590214_544430044_n
The people I’ve met in different countries and the places I’ve lived, have become part of my internal home that is transported by my body. In my 38 years on Earth I’ve come “home” with memories in my brain that fit a lot of life changing events. The cultures I’ve lived in and explored out of the United States of America, have literally made me a different person.426979_341632479256948_98958888_n (1)
I have changed, but all of us, are ever-changing. I feel like my feet will forever have to keep moving so that my heart will keep beating. My thirst for adventure can’t be quenched. I’m glad this stop on our life journey for the next 18 months, is in the state of California, because there is so much to see and explore here. My time and energy from working behind the chair, will transfer from pampering others to blogging and writing the sequel to The Chopped Gem, called Gem War. All these places pictured on this blog, have inspired my fiction/fantasy writings. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite photos, of the 39 countries I’ve explored with my husband and my son. Well, two countries were before my son was born and Guam is a US territory, so I guess I should say 38. 38 countries, in 38 years, is a lot to fit into my virtual dream machine but it fits and it ships!
Guam,20160503_123715
Ireland,DSC_0503
England,DSC_5299
Egypt,DSC_7946
Austria,0x13a910000
Germany,DSC_0055
Malta,DSC_6590
Switzerland,DSC_3543
France,DSC_8312
Belgium,DSC_7478
Portugal,581425_366474223439440_2043010276_n
Monaco,DSC_7799
Spain,DSC_4598
Andorra,DSC_8362
Hungary,DSC_4019
Vatican City,DSC_7202
Morocco,DSC_6126
Gibraltar,DSC_5531
Netherlands,DSC_3458
Greece,chrome
Estonia,DSC_0605
Sweden,DSC_2218
Denmark,DSC_8775
Russia,Church of the Spilled Blood
Finland,DSC_1677
Czech Republic,DSC_9225
Poland,DSC_1099
Slovakia,DSC_0527
Japan,20141217_133029
South Korea,20150405_110851
Indonesia,20151225_154843
Australia,IMG_20141204_150909
Hong Kong,DSC_3867
Macua,12357550_556818481135790_86130735_n
Italy,DSC_4701
Canada,IMG_2321
Aruba,ss22
Mexico is not pictured, due to old school photos that I can’t find and are packed away. Finally a photo of and a welcome home, from my motherland, the United States of America! My country that I love and is filled with people from all around the globe. I am home… IMG_2185

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