Go to ABC7Chicago.com


abc7chicago.com blogs
Read more ABC7 blogs

Advertisement

- Chicago Traffic

« November 2009 | Main | January 2010 »

December 2009

On The Road to a Virtual Voyage!

I figured a  “Throwback Thursday” would be a most appropriate time to wax nostalgic and invite you to join me on my next virtual vacation!  This weekend I will set off on a wondrous adventure “across the pond”  touring southern England!  As if that weren’t fabulous enough, I’m traveling with my daughter Sara, just the two of us, as her graduation gift before she heads off to college next month! 

  SCAN0468_2 IMG_0363

 

  During my 25+ years at ABC7, many of you have watched Sara grow up over the years - here’s the nostalgic part - and during that time she has become an incredible traveler! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She took her first cruise before she was 2 - at 4, she was climbing pyramids in Mexico!

  SCAN0468 SCAN0467

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 6, Sara accompanied me and my Mom on a trip to Spain - 3 generations in our mother country! At 10, Sara was sightseeing through ancient Greece; at 12 she experienced the glaciers of Alaska!

SCAN0467_2 IMG_0677

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Alaska july 26 to aug 5 2008 146 (2)

 

I took her to President Obama’s first inauguration - we explored the holy land together with members of our congregation.

  Inauguration Express 1-20-09 127 IMG_3875

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I chaperoned a high school choir trip to Ireland, and back in the states we took road trips to our national parks and the entire stretch of Rt. 66!  Sara’s 18th birthday with a destination party to the “Happiest Place on Earth!”

  IMG_5055 IMG_5450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_8451 IMG_9333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I now invite you to join us on our next adventure, as I share our discoveries in London and many other historic places in the UK.  We arrive at Heathrow Airport Monday August 4th; posts on Facebook and Twitter soon to follow!  As this is an “interactive vacation,” feel free to make suggestions, ask questions or give advice - this is the first time in the UK for both of us!

 https://www.facebook.com/RozVaronABC7   https://twitter.com/rozvaronABC7 

One more thing - a heartfelt thanks to my incredibly understanding husband for giving Sara and I this special bonding time while he stays at home.  Besides, someone has to watch the dogs, right?!

 

Bon Voyage!

 

 

12/26/2009

On The Road to a New Year

Listen closely....what you hear is a collective sigh of relief - the holidays are over!  The stress level went way down; no more rushing, no more family squabbles, no more shopping! (well, maybe just a few post-holiday on-line specials!).  Now our lives get back to semi-normal.

Which leads me to my next thought - the New Year.  Not only are we approaching a new year, it's a new decade!  What does 2010 have in store for us?  What will happen with the economy?  How about over-seas?  How will new technology change our lives?  And will my daughter make an easy transition into High School?  But I digress...the whole point here is to start fresh with the New Year and look for one way to make it better.

I'm not talking about a bunch of resolutions that we know darn well we won't keep. No, I want to find one thing that I can do that will affect my life and the people close to me in a positive way.  I know, that's a tough one.  For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person; glass half full kind of gal.  For those of you who REALLY know me, you also know I wear my heart on my sleeve - translation: on those rare occasions when I'm NOT in a good mood, you know that too!

So here's my resolution for 2010 - take a deep breath and think before I react. Loosen the springs, lower the decibels and choose my battles!  Easier said than done, but if I can pull it off, my stress level is sure to drop by leaps and bounds and I will be a much better person for it, not to mention those around me!!

So get to work!  Find that one area that could use some improvement...and I'd love to hear YOUR ideas! 

Happy New Year!