Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Trip To Egypt

Years ago, my mom had a desire to do some traveling.  She just said one day, "I'm going to visit Egypt."  We were all a bit surprised because she was 70 years old.  She has always been interested in their culture and felt "connected" with it.  We were so happy she got to take this trip of a lifetime, and we were even more excited when she brought back gifts for us.

A pretty decorative box.



Some earrings with Egyptian symbols on them.



This is her having fun in the shops while looking for clothes and different accessories.


She rode the camels, ate delicious foods, and had a wonderful time.
 
Is there a place that you long to go to, and a place you just feel "connected" to?




"A beautiful thing is never perfect."
 
~Egyptian Proverb

   
~Sheri

27 comments:

Susan said...

How wonderful your Mom visited Egypt. Brave woman! She's a great inspiration for you.

Thanks for all the visits to my blog from Red Rose Alley! Love, love, love when I see you've visited. Susan

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful thing to do at her age. Me I do not want to travel except in an armchair.

Palomasea said...

Sheri, she is a fantastic inspiration...your dear Mom had a dream and she just went for it...Brava!! And how cool that you have your name on those hieroglyphic earrings!! Beautiful treasures...and a beautiful photo of the rose....

I thank you much for visiting me, dear Sheri...always a joy...i love purple too....the color of royalty...! ;)))

Love and blessings,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Oh, sorry! I forgot to answer the question!
I have always felt deeply connected to France...it's a cliche, but it's my truth. Since I was about ten years old or so...
But, I LOVE belly dancing and the fabulous music, so a connection with the mid-east culture as well, I guess...
What about YOU?

Donna said...

Hi!
Great pic of your mom. I'm glad she got to go and fulfill her dream. Great gifts she brought back, too.
I've always wanted to go to England and Ireland. I'd love to see those old castles.
I appreciated your sweet comments.
D

Beauty Follower said...

Nice earrings,
I wish someday to visiti Egypt!

http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SHERI DEAREST! Before I run off to get ready for work, I just wanted to come to see your post....EGYPT! You know where I connect: FRANCE. I have to say that Western Europe is where I feel the greatest connection and anywhere there is where I'd go again...ENGLAND is on my wish list these days, especially the countryside. Where is YOUR place of connection? Anita

Teresa said...

Ireland, probably.

I don't know if I feel connected... I haven't been there so now is just a wanting. Nearing the craving, in fact. So I wonder if when I get there one day I'll feel the connection, the belonging feeling...

I find Mother's energy and adventure absolutely wonderful. Delightful. Funny as yesterday I visited Alycia and one circumstance reminded me of this poem:


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .

The ending of the poem pleases its readers when the woman says . . .

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


This dream says to me - wear that "purple" today - follow your dreams, live them in full.


Thank you for sharing, Dear Heart!

Teresa said...

Ireland, probably.

I don't know if I feel connected... I haven't been there so now is just a wanting. Nearing the craving, in fact. So I wonder if when I get there one day I'll feel the connection, the belonging feeling...

I find Mother's energy and adventure absolutely wonderful. Delightful. Funny as yesterday I visited Alycia and one circumstance reminded me of this poem:


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .

The ending of the poem pleases its readers when the woman says . . .

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


This dream says to me - wear that "purple" today - follow your dreams, live them in full.


Thank you for sharing, Dear Heart!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Definitely. My favorite place I've never been to is Santorini, Greece. It's my destination for the first day of my retirement (whenever the H^*(*^ that comes!) I've always been obsessed with the intensity of the blue painted domes and doors over looking the equally blue Mediterranean.

It's me said...

Ehat a special post !!!...love to see your mom......love from me...Ria...x !

Patricia said...

What a brave and adventurous woman is your Mum, and it looks like she had a fabulous time. There is hope in there for all of us!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hello dear Sheri.
I think we are never too old or too young to travel. Its wonderful ,your mum looks very happy. We get chances to see how the rest of the world live.
I have been twice in Cairo, Alexandria and villages. I love Egypt, its a country that you never forget. For me to see the problems there at the moment, is so sad. Its a beautiful different country, and the people are so nice.
I have visited many countries in my life. I would at the moment like to visit the US again.. I love Texas and the area of Rio Grande and the Colorado river.. I hope one day I can return there. Its stunning.
I have an inlaid table like your box.
lovely post Sheri,
val xx

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I love it when people pursue their dreams. It's never too late! :)

Beautiful earrings!

Marikki said...

It is wonderful that your mom could visit in the country where she has wanted to travel a long time:)

In the world has so many beautiful places, where I would like to go:) But now I`m very happy and pleased that I have been possible to see so many beautiful places:)I`m so happy when I can go to our summer cottage:)

I wish you joyful weekend,
Marikki

CraveCute said...

Wonderful story about your Mom! She is a great inspiration for all of us!

Attic Clutter said...

wow Sheri
that is wonderful
your mom was full of adventure(:)
hugs..p

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my dear, dear Sheri!

Greece, but of COURSE that is where you feel connected! You know that when I was a little girl and dreamed of getting married, I always dreamed of my honeymoon as being in Greece. I don't know how I knew of Greece at that young age, but I did see it as a place of great beauty. The mediterranean is a STUNNING coast; I've seen it off the coast of France and Italy. I can only imagine from some fabulous photos, that Greece's beaches are amongst the bluest in the world.

May your dream come true to go there some day! LOVE! Anita

miss b said...

How wonderful that your Mum managed to get to her dream destination and you have some lovely little souvenirs to remember her visit. The Pyramids were on my 'must-visit list' and I was fortunate to go there several years ago. What a fascinating place! You may know from my blog that I lived in France for a year, so I always feel a special connection whenever I go there.

Imogen said...

How beautiful. I love the decorative box the most. Egypt must be such a fascinating place to visit. So great that it was such a positive experience.

ZANYMAYD Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

Hi Sheri, What a beautiful story... We all need to listen to that connection inside us ~ the world would be a better place.
Thank you for stopping by & your kind words,
Cheryl

hi-d said...

I love it! Bravo to your sweet mother for doing that. What great memories you will have of years to come with those special mementos.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Heidi

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a wonderful thing your Mother wanted to live a dream at the age of 70! That is beautiful! A place where I feel connected would be more than one place....I love the hillsides of France and Italy and also somewhere amongst beautiful beaches....but my ultimate place is HEAVEN!! This will be more beautiful than one could ever imagine!! The PERFECT place~~~Blessings~~Roxie

Palomasea said...

Hi Sheri!
Thank you so much for stopping by...and yes, that cake IS incredibly moist and one of the best desserts I have ever eaten...actually I think I will post the recipe...it's that good. And EASY to make! Well, the lemon adds a little Greek touch....and you are part Greek? How marvelous!
What is not to love about Greece!? :))
The city of my birth (Odessa, Ukraine) is thought to be an ancient Greek settlement originally...i was so excited when I learned of this fact!
I do hope you will travel to Greece, and live that dream!!
Hugs to you,
- Irina

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

What sweet memories of your mum Sherri. I like the jewellery box.

Have a good weekend.

Kerri said...

I am so glad your mother was able to do this, a dream come true! I would love to go to UK someday. Its going to be difficult as I do not fly :(

Have a blessed weekend!

xoxo
Kerri

Denise said...

Oh My! What a amazing Mother!-At 70 to just get up and go to Egypt.Thank You for the birthday wish,I'm sorry it took Me so long to respond.I feel a connection to Ireland.Would love to spend time there.I'm so curious,She did't go by Herself did She? Gives Me a feeling of excitement for My future travels.