|43 places I want to go||131 places I've been|
1. Trans-Siberian Railway
Russia: Central Federal District
4. Québec Province
United Kingdom: Great Britain: England
Italy: Toscana: Provincia Di Pisa
United States: Washington State: King County
Central America And The Caribbean
14. Great Barrier Reef
16. Islas Galápagos
17. Machu Picchu
Peru: Cusco Region
Thailand: Central Thailand
I am leaving the evening of Aug. 7, 2008, and will be arrive in Bucharest the afternoon of the 8th. They are 8 hours ahead of me.
I will be visiting a church where my great-great-grandparents were wed, and where my grandparents renewed their vows. We will be holding a parastas here in honor of my grandfather and other relatives who have died.
I hope my grandma can handle the trip. I imagine the flight and walking will be difficult for her, as she just turned 77.
I’m planning to make a grave rubbing of the marker for my great-great-great grandfather.
I’m incredibly lucky to have family that is aware of our roots. I would not know how to look this stuff up or find it on my own. I have no idea how to trace my mom’s side of the family or how they even got here.over 4 years ago
The family put off the trip for one year so that more people will have the opportunity to go. It seems that more of the cousins and aunts and uncles will be able to go in 2008 rather than 2007. For me, it’s 6 of one, half dozen of another. Neither time is particularly well suited for me, but I will find the funding whenever it takes place. I really want Jason to be able to come, so it’s important to me to save up money.
My grandma said that she will give each grandkid the $1000 they were going to receive upon her death early- she’ll give it to us in order to use it to buy the plane ticket if necessary.
Uncle Johnnie, who is putting the trip together, also spoke of an optional extension to the Greek Islands following the Romania visit. I definitely want to do that leg of the trip, but we’ll have to see what money will allow. I know about all of it enough in advance to save for it, and I’ll have enough for Jason and I to go, it just depends on the wedding and how much we spend on that.