Gratitude - The Ability to Travel

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Gratitude - The Ability to Travel

 

Day 8 of Gratitude - Thanks to the REAL Debbie Reynolds who is sponsoring a 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge here in the Rain, I share my gratitude for the ability to travel.


Maui, HI  

I grew up with the most amazing father - he was most definitely a workaholic (no, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!) but, the time spent with us was QUALITY time!  There were no cell phone distractions, no computers or social media - just what you had in front of you.  We were focused on family, friendships and life.  

 

My father always enjoyed travel.  I was the oldest so, it didn’t take my father long to turn me into a tomboy!  He took me fishing, camping and we toured all of the southern and midwestern states during my childhood.  We went EVERYWHERE!  I learned to water ski at the age of 8 in a lake that we traveled to that is located very close to where I live now!  Those were the days - no stress, no distractions and tons of fun just traveling and enjoying each others company!

Travel Abroad

 

After college, I did very little traveling.  It wasn’t until Ray and I met that I resumed traveling.  We quickly learned that being handicapped and traveling has some challenges but, we have overcome them after 20 years of being creative with vacations!  

 

You may not be a ‘cruise’ fan but, we have found those to be the most accessible vacations for us.  We have been to Cabo, Hawaii, the Caribbean (several times), France, Italy and soon will be going to Panama.  The Mediterranean cruise was spectacular and I expect this upcoming one to be even better!  We’ve traveled with friends, family and alone - and loved every one of our vacations.  


Touring Hawaii by helicopter 

Seeing the world is a blessing that I enjoy every chance I get - I plan to see all of the continents at some point!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to travel and the memories that I cherish from each wonderful venue which I have visited.

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Gratitude - The Ability to Travel

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Roy Kelley
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The ability to travel is certainly a special blessing.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2016 07:16 PM #1
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That is wonderful that you plan it and go. Your Panama cruise should be wonderful. I would like to do that one too. I am working out the details of a Cuba trip in my mind. We have identified the month and now on to specifics. Such fun.

Nov 22, 2016 07:29 PM #2
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Debe, traveling is just the best!  I've got one of those Viking River cruises on my to do list!  And I love your photos.

Nov 22, 2016 07:33 PM #3
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Hello Debe

Wonderful post and great photos, and traveling has always been Vegas Bob's most important thing in life ... To See The World

Nov 22, 2016 10:19 PM #4
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Patricia Feager
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Debe Maxwell - Now I know why you come across as such an authentic and caring person. This post is beautifully written and I could feel your love for your father and spouse as I read it. You've written about a topic others wouldn't know how to do because you have learned to overcome obstacles and still embrace challenges as you soar with hubby together without excuses.You're an incredible woman - thank you for sharing the gift of who you are.

Nov 23, 2016 08:00 AM #5
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Roy Kelley - Yes, it certainly is and I have a lot more to do of it!  I hope you do as well!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Nov 23, 2016 08:05 AM #6
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Thank you, Debbie Reynolds!  I'm just like that - always planning the next trip in my mind!  I'm so excited to hear about your Cuba plans - definitely on my bucket list also!

Nov 23, 2016 08:06 AM #7
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Patricia Kennedy - I've always wanted to do one of those river cruises.  Please pay attention to accessibility when you're on yours - I would so like to add that to our list!

Nov 23, 2016 08:07 AM #8
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - Thank you and you are CERTAINLY the KING of TRAVEL!  And on top of that, your photos are amazing!

Nov 23, 2016 08:08 AM #9
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Patricia Feager - Thank you so much; that is incredibly sweet of you to say!  My father is an amazing man - and had to be the best father on the planet!  He more than made up for his work hours when we were together!  And, my hubby is my hero - he makes it so easy to 'brag' on him!  ;-)

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 08:10 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Travel broadens our global scope.  The ability to travel is something I'm grateful for too!

Nov 23, 2016 04:19 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Debe, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Nov 23, 2016 04:21 PM #12
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Hello again Debe and thank you for the kind words ...

Nov 26, 2016 09:21 AM #13
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Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat - and yes, travel definitely broadens our global scope! Happy Sunday!

Nov 27, 2016 12:09 PM #14
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Keep 'em coming, Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - your travels and photography skills, combined are envied by many!

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