Fast forward to graduating from high school and looking at colleges. I decided to go to the University @ Buffalo. 1) Because it was the only SUNY school that had an architecture program and 2) it was the farthest school away from home. As soon as I was there this fascination came over me. I
That's when sophomore year, I applied to be a camp counselor in PA. I got the job working as a lifeguard/camp counselor in Greeley, PA. To date, it has probably the craziest/greatest summer of my life! And to add more excitement...guess what camp was right down the road from us? Does Camp Anawanna ring any bells?
|Me with the Cortland mascots head on during the Cortland/Ithaca game. (How I got it, I still don't know)|
I travelled to Colorado to visit fellow counselor/lifeguard Marcy...every January for 3 years. (First time on a plane by my own)
|Went skiing for the first time and fell in love with Fat Tire!|
I got into a study abroad program, where I lived in Italy for 3 months. I was able to travel all over the country...for this I am truly blessed! (Pisciotta, Florence, Rome, Amalfi, Ischia, Pompei, Ravello, Napoli, Vatican...basically everywhere but Venice, Tuscany, and Regio Callabria)
I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, twice, in Buffalo.
Built a universal boardwalk in North Padre, Texas.
|Brazil with the family|
|Ohio for Grad school|
|Cruise to Key West, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica|
|Minneapolis and the Mall of America|
|Yes, Gordon Gee was with us...we are tight like that!|
|Poland for the best pirogue ever!|
|Keepin it classy!|
|Spain, where I ran with the bulls!!! (I've done a lot of crazy things...but probably the craziest!)|
The cruise was his first time out of the country, and his first time on a plane in probably 15 years. So I think he has finally also caught the travel bug. From a person who is so compulsive and never stopping....to not being on a trip in months...it makes me stir crazy. So I am slowly converting him.
We have a trip at the beginning of April already planned for DC, for cherry blossom season, to visit our lovely friends in the photo above. The weekend after that we are heading to Boston, and then of course Mexico in July for our honeymoon. Then flying halfway across the country to Iowa in October for his cousin's wedding. That should tide me over for a little while. But we have already begun planning for the years to come. Another cruise next March, LA in April, and Ireland sometime between next summer and fall. Then Chicago and maybe Disney and Vegas the year after. And then I am squeezing in a trip to South Africa sometime before we decide to have a child. I really can't wait to travel all over with him, it is really something I look forward to!
Is anyone else like me and can't sit still? Is there something you love to do that you want to share with your partner? Am I the only one crazy enough to take on this many trips?