Friday, May 11, 2007

Departure Day!

KIM: It's finally here - Departure Day! We have been planning this trip for over three months and dreaming about it for much longer than that. Now we're on our way. We're all packed and leave for the airport in less than an hour. In case you couldn't tell, I'm enjoying the anticipation of the trip as much as I think I'll enjoy the actual journey! Thank you Jody, Ed, Dad and Joyce for all of the help making this trip happen. Thanks also to the many friends who send encouragement and good wishes. One friend, John, even found a music video that evokes his sense of our adventure. Check out the YouTube link below.

Here are a few of the many messages I received this week:

Dear Kim, We are so excited about your trip!! All the best, V

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful journey. I'll check in to see how things are going. Enjoy your travels! Mitch

You are in our hearts and thoughts my dear. Bruce & Gail

Have a wonderful time Kim! I’ll look forward to keeping up to date with your blog... Cheers, Marian

Wow! How exciting! We'll follow you on your fabulous trip (via the Blog, of course). Have a splendid trip - be safe. Ym

Kim…Your stories will open hidden doorways in our minds and hearts, allowing us travel beyond all limitations. I send you gratitude and love as you weave a tapestry of dreams for your life and others. Ciao! Laurie

Hi Kim, Have a healthy and safe adventure! My husband works with a couple from Croatia and we are so interested in traveling there one day we will watch for you postings! My husband wants to know if you will be going to “Plitvice” a major national park? He is captivated with the place. take care, Peggy

Hi Kim, Good luck. See ya on the blog, Bob

Wow, thank you Kim for including me. I look forward to hearing all that you are doing. So, have a great time for me also. I will share with Larry, Take care, Diana
Hi Kim, I wish you great success on your journey and Godspeed. It is wonderful how you are reaching out beyond your borders to connect with others. I can't imagine anything more noble and worthy. Our thoughts go with you and Anastasia across the sea and we hope to see you soon after you return--you are both ambassadors, in the truest sense of the office. You represent not the concerns and positions of a government but the desire and goodwill of your heart to connect with others. Bravo! I've inserted a link of a music video of the Dave Matthews Band. Maybe you've seen it, but it's a great video and I think it represents your trip very well. Bon Voyage. John

I wish you the best of luck and loads of fun on your trip. Safe travels Kim! -Brian
How very exciting! I hope you have a wonderful trip. As you know, foreign travel is a challenge. My grandfather came from Slovenia and I wish he would have taught me the language. Bon voyage, Marilyn

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wooo hoooo! Kim - We're thinking good thoughts for you on your exciting adventure. Thanks for keeping us posted. We love you.
Jody, Bruce and Roo