Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dancing Toward 50--in Greece & Italy!

I'll be celebrating my 50th year in Greece!!!

My 50th birthday is only 49 days away! As I dance toward 50, my computer screens both at work and at home sport breathtaking photos of Fira on the island of Santorini in Greece.

For years, but particularly in the past year, I have dreamed of visiting Greece. Part of this is due to an extreme overdose of "Mamma Mia" the musical movie and soundtrack which takes place in Greece, as well as the teen movie "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," which also features a Greek plotline and scenery.

Thanks to my mom and my two sisters, that dream of a Greek adventure is coming true! On Thanksgiving, my mom and sisters presented me with a scrapbook announcing that the four of us will visit Greece and Italy this summer to celebrate my 50th year! What a birthday gift! I was speechless. My tears were profuse.

I am going to Greece--and Italy! I have almost a month of vacation days at work. We can visit anytime after July 4th. Both of my sisters have time shares that will allow us lodging at little or no cost. I have seven months to save toward the trip--and to get serious at the gym.

My sister Becky also gave me a National Geographic Traveler guidebook to Greece, which I am studying. And I am finding Websites of Greece. This 360 degree view made me laugh aloud with delight:

I am going to Greece! As my sister Judy wrote in my scrapbook: "Greece is the word." Thanks, Mom, Becky and Judy! You're the best!

Turning 50 is going to be a fabulous milestone for me!

Follow me as I dance toward 50--and prepare for a trip of a lifetime to Greece and Italy! May you find joy in each day--and adventures around every corner!