Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A New Travel Partner

This is an interesting topic to me because I have done quite a bit of traveling and usually it is with different people.  Most recently I have gone with my husband, friends, and even by myself, but in a few weeks I will be traveling with someone who I haven't "vacationed" with since I was probably about 13 years old. 

Thankfully when I look back on Suhr Family vacations fun memories always come to mind.  The earliest memory was probably around the time I was in kindergarden.  We took a road trip out to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming with the 5 of us (Mom, Dad, Jason and Rob...oh and a never ending tape cassette of the Beach Boys).  I laugh when I think back about the amount of patience Mom and Dad had taking an 8, 6, and 3 year old on a road trip!

Anyways, it is interesting how relationships change and develop over time.  If you would have asked me when I was 18 who my ideal person to take a trip with I can definitely tell you it would not have been this person.  I can tell you she felt exactly the same way!  However, I have grown up (at least somewhat) and in a couple weeks my Mom and I will be traveling out to Seattle to visit relatives and just get away!  I am extremely excited because over the past years my Mom and I have grown very close.  I am so thankful for that relationship because she is the person I can tell all my secrets (sometimes to Dick's dismay), she makes me feel better when I am sad, and overall she is just fun to be around. 
Sorry Addison you can't come.  Maybe in a couple years :)

So Mom...when you read this (because I know you will)!  This is my little way of saying, "sorry I was such a brat when I was 18"  "you were right, I was wrong" and "we are going to have an AWESOME time in Seattle!"

Julie

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaawwww,thanks Julie, that actually made me cry! I'm really excited to be going with you too!! I love you!:) I'm not anonymous, but I'm to dumb to figure out how to post this otherwise!!!!

Gina said...

Awww! I think you two are stinkin' cute! I agree with you about traveling at 18 with my mom too, funny how we grow up and they become our best friend. Have fun in Seattle with your momma.