Most of my friends on facebook are out of college and most status updates increase in wisdom and interest as you grow older. There seems to be a trend among the high school age group to put a picture of them in a bikini as their profile picture and then post the lyrics to a song that explains exactly how they are feeling at this moment in time. To me, they just look cold. It's January. Change your picture...
Anyway, when we were leaving for our trip to Texas, I contacted my old college roommate to see if she would be anywhere near our travel route. In a pre-facebook world, this thought would have been nice, but I would have had no idea how to contact her! She got married and moved around a little bit. With facebook, I had every bit of information at my fingertips!
So, thank you facebook for allowing these college roomies to meet up again:
Beach in Barcelona, Spain - April 2005
Lourdes, France - April 2005
Barcelona, Spain - April 2005
Medugorje, Herzegovina - March 2005?
Why can't I remember his name?? Something like Mark - our favorite person in Austria! Were we in Poland when this picture was taken?
So, I was going to grab one photo of Caryn and I to display. But the thing is, Caryn and I were roommates during a semester abroad in Austria. We traveled the world together and there are too many great memories!! Now I'm taking an awesome trip back a few years through photos while I bribe my children with TV!!
While looking through old photos, I stumbled upon our greatest day ever. After many hours sitting in a huge bus traveling from Austria to Italy, we were beginning to atrophy a bit. 168 students set out with our guide to climb up a mountain in Assisi, Italy to see the hermitage where St. Francis of Assisi lived. The pace was slow...Caryn and I were antsy and the day was beyond gorgeous.
So we took off!!
It was just the 2 of us, so we were able to stop along the way to snap some photos!
Easily, one of my favorite days ever.
Now, instead of traveling the world with nothing but a back-pack and a toothbrush, we carry our diaper bags and visit Chuck-E-Cheese! Not quite the same, but equally as fun :)
(Caryn, Jason, and Caryn's husband Ben watching her son land basket after basket!!!)