I have always loved to travel. In 2015 my husband and I took his dream trip driving through Ireland using a private driver, staying at boutique hotels. It was a wonderful experience but I wanted to travel more than he did. He was happy to go to Las Vegas every year but did not want to take long trips because of our 3 dogs. I took each of my three children on a special trip when they graduated from college and have taken four of my nine grandchildren on trips when they graduated from high school.

Lisa and I met in nursing school at Ohio State University in 1987. My husband passed away 2 years ago and Lisa just retired so we are embarking on a dream trip that will take 5 and 1/2 months to complete.

Lisa and I have been taking trips together exploring the world 2 or 3 weeks at a time. Most of these trips have been a combination of land and sea using cruise ships. We did take a back packing trip through Europe when I turned 60 traveling by train and staying in convents when we could.

I enjoy using any form of public transportation available to explore where local people live and shop, staying in bed and breakfast establishments tucked away in popular neighborhoods. In the last few years, I have been getting a hair cut during my travels which has been FUN (Azores Island, Iceland, Paris, Cuba, New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas).

You will see Puddy in every city and special event along my journey. We are starting at my condo in Garden City Beach, SC enjoying our ocean view.

Kyrston and Jeramy (granddaughter and her husband) met Puddy in Charleston before the big trip. Kyrston is pregnant with my first great grandchild and I will get home July 11, 2019 just in time for the arrival! Jeramy is a manager for Halls Chophouse downtown Charleston. They have six unique dining rooms with live music. The food is excellent and if you get down that way, I highly recommend you try it out.

Next I drove to Rock Hill, SC to drop off my car at my daughter’s (Wendy)home.

I flew from Charlette to Columbus, Ohio to spend a couple days with my sister-in-law Jeannine and her husdand Chris. They gave Puddy and I a Bon Voyage Party.  Great fun seeing my step-daughter, Erin, Meghan and Ty.


 My step-son Josh and his family where sick and could not make the party. 

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I met Lisa at the Columbus Airport and we then flew to Los Angeles non stop first class (a perk for this trip).

4 thoughts on “Traveling Around the World

  1. Connie it is great to see you live your best life You worked hard and deserve the best life has to offer
    ! Glad to hear you got to have an awesome first class trip! Please keep us posted!


  2. Connie-I’m just thrilled for you embarking on this remarkable adventure! I remember when you first mentioned it to me, and now it’s here. Congratulations 🎈. Have Fun. Cousin, Sharon


  3. Awesome! Have a great trip! Will look forward to hearing about your trip along the way. Love Puddy the dog. I travelled with a tiny little stuffed bunny 🙂 Safe travels!

    Sue (Tracy and Lee’s friend )


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