Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where in the World?

It was pretty hard to  work up enthusiasm this week to write so I didn't.  I've been visiting blogs and commenting but I thought I was too sick to write and would  just pass this week.  Then I thought I would write something wonderful about my husband.  (prompt 5) Then I decided I would just go to Mama Kat and read and comment, then I decided to write a little about Prompt 5 and 6. So here it goes. Please enjoy my hoarse and scratchy throat.
Mr Bankerchick and I are a good match.  We are not perfect by any means but a good match. We like much of the same things, with history being up there at the top of the list. When my folks retired they wanted to travel and they did, probably not the way my dad wanted to as he did not like to Fly. That would have limited them to the western hemisphere, any place dad could drive, and Mom wanted to go to exotic locals. so they went to see the world and Dad got on airplanes. We decided that since we did not mind flying we would travel in our retirement too.

While we worked at raising kids and living life pre-retirement. I always admired Mr Bankerchick's resilience. I had an opportunity to take a cruise with my Mom, after Dad died, of the Mediterranean Greece and Turkey.  Wow that was great and Mr BC said sure of course you should go! And so I did, even knowing that he would have given his right arm to go too, but, we didn't have the money to spend on trips, girls in college, etc. And we would never have asked for Mom to pay for his way too! 

 DD2 went to spend a semester London and he provided the miles and rewards so I could go for a few days to visit her, He stayed home to work, traveling for his job to less than exotic locals, and I went to London, Wow what a great trip.  Another place he would have given his right arm to visit.  So England is a place I would like to return to, so Mr Bankerchick can see it too.  And we are going to do it too! We also want to visit spots in Europe as well.  When he was working for Toyota, we won a two week trip to Japan and he went to Korea for business.  So with Asia being taken care of to our satisfaction, MEH!  We will travel to Europe and travel to places here in the good ol' USA as well.

The Prompts:
1.) List 10 things you wish you could say to strangers who share unsolicited advice about your parenting skills.
2.) Write a poem inspired by a picture you took last week. Share both!
3.) Create a bucket list of 50 things you want to do this summer (with or without the kids!)
4.) A country you would like to visit.
5.) What is something you could stand to learn from your significant other?
6.) Getting kids dressed? Cooking dinner? Bed time? Create a video that describes the most difficult part of the day for you.


  1. We've always been lucky enough to be able to travel abroad but are seeing so much more since we retired. Do it Bankerchick, as much as you can, it's fantastic. Enjoy your retirement m'deario, life isn't a rehearsal. x

  2. I hope you're feeling better! There's nothing worse than Summer sick!!

    You've been fortunate, for sure. I say that because you've done some things I wish I could.

    I do, also, want to travel all over the US. There are so many interesting places to visit & history is the main draw for me.

    Resilience is an important trait, for sure. Reading about Mr. BC, it seems he's a wonderful guy, willing to allow you some of the pleasures of travel that he wanted just the same! (Don't look at the word "allow" as a premise for permission, just that he set his own desires aside so you could benefit.)

  3. How wonderful! I can't wait to hear all about your travels as a couple now that you can both go and enjoy Europe together.

  4. I would love to be able to travel like that. Time isn't a factor for me but it is for hubby. Money is the factor right now.