Summer of Love

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This photo was taken on the 4th of July, the summer of ’85. We had been traveling for six weeks and Riccione, Italy was the vacation part of this European adventure.

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Waving Old Glory from toothpicks

The little resort town on the Italian coast of the Adriatic provided respite from trains, hostels, and worn feet. The inn included all three meals, and on this particular day, served a nod to our country by including the little American flags with our meal. Such a kind gesture, as we were the only Americans there.

This Year It’ll Be More Traditional

I’ve always held the notion that one of the best ways to experience another country, is to participate in one of their cultural celebrations. Now that I wear my travel goggles often, I am reminded I can have the same opportunity right here, right now. Both the upcoming Independence Day and the wedding are equal opportunities to experience my own country, my own culture.

young couple in each others arms

Luke & Abby, soon to be married!

As family descends to gather for these events, I’m keeping my travel goggles on. You see, these particular cultural experiences take a bit more effort: staining the deck & fences, pulling weeds, cleaning cabinets, organizing drawers, meal planning & prepping, etc… but, I’m going to enjoy it like a traveler. Glad for the experience, glad to be a part of it.

three young adults working with tools

Go team!

3 adults making cornhole

Every wedding needs cornhole!

kids in barefeet


And, glad that you are following. Thank you!

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!


About Hali

Just a travel junkie trying to find my voice in the blogosphere. I enjoy sharing my photography and fast facts I learn in the places I travel through.

6 thoughts on “Summer of Love

  1. Sarah McAdams

    Vivian could be mine or Carli’s daughter in that photo! We are all matching and we all have messy hair! What a bunch of ragamuffins!!

    1. Hali Post author

      That’s right! I didn’t remember that while writing this post… how in the world did we communicate back then?

  2. John Stipan

    I enjoy hearing from you & reading about the next experience and the next milestone. We are all travelers in time. Sometimes we are on time. And when we are we can sit there and enjoy it. Sending much love & blessings this holiday weekend xo,
    John Stipan

    1. Hali Post author

      …”sit there and enjoy it.” That’s spot on, John, it is so rewarding to just soak it in now & then. Love to you & Brenda~


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