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.
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.
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.
And, glad that you are following. Thank you!
Have a safe & happy 4th of July!