Yes Drew, WE DO HAVE A MAP IN OUR POCKET !!!, and that still didn’t keep us from entering a “restricted height” tunnel. Yes Drew, we do have a map in our pocket, but that still didn’t help us when we came to a split in the road, with a very small sign, indicating that if we stayed straight ahead in our destination, WE WERE GOING THE WRONG WAY !!!, or if we were to get over to the far left, which was a very narrow single lane (which didn’t have any instructions, directions, or destination), we would have continued onto our destination (home). You know Drew, I am wondering about your quotation…Let me ask you, “have you ever left your home with “a map in your pocket so you wouldn’t get lost” ???? One more thing Drew, you never told me how much all these maps were going to cost !!! They could break the (our) bank !!! Drew, I hope you know, we are just having fun with you and I want you to know that your grandma and I really do follow your instructions (although sometimes the instructions on the maps leave a little bit of confusion in our minds..) and will continue to “Keep a Map In ‘Our’ Pocket”, and in that way, we will find our way back to you and the rest of the family after our journey is over.
It’s starting to really kick in, the fact that we will be heading up to Amsterdam to board our plane for the trip back to the Seattle area. Almost exactly a year ago we were boarding the plane for our trip to Amsterdam…boy, has this year gone by fast. It will be good to see the family and our friends, but we are already getting excited for our return and our start to the second year. As I sit here tonight and start thinking of how many of these “journals” I have written and how many pictures I have taken just blows me away. I, for one, never really thought that I would seriously take the time to complete the task I had set before myself. And, the funny thing about all of this, I have really enjoyed doing it…surprise, surprise, surprise.