I was fortunate enough
to find a guide book of Europe
written in the 1930's
so I used the antique pages in my
travel journal of course..
I loved the old maps and the notes
the previous owner had made..
it was charming..
so I used papers to obscure writing
which is most effective..
|The Trevi fountain was a favorite spot..|
you can see one of my photos of the Trevi fountain
I left space in my journal for
my personal photos and
printed them as I arrived home..
I found wonderful wrapping papers in
Florence and used them liberally ...
|St. Peter's Square and the Basilica sketch I made of the floor plan...|
Florence was wet rainy and cold,
and so beautiful...
we were there for a very few
and it was torture
to leave without seeing...
some of the sights that I had wanted and dreamed of
as a child..
was amazing and we enjoyed a sunny
but chilly stay there..
tiny shops and wonderful food at the
farmer's market in the square..
Marisa was our tour guide in
and she was an Art Historian
so I really enjoyed the
and I glued half the brochure to the page and folded it back to
cover my writing...
with so many tickets, train stubs
and evidence of travel I added several
pockets to hold all the bits and pieces...
We went to Mallorca
and I will have travel photos for you..
at sea a day
and then we stopped in the
and finally we were at sea..
we had smooth sailing home and it
was a beautiful trip..
and believe it or not, but I still have work to do
in my journal...
I poked this quote in the back
of my journal..
Travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent in the ideas of living.
For me, it was certainly that..
I found out why I am the way I am..
and I really loved what I found..