"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, September 16, 2013

Magpie Tales and Eric Alders MPP September 16, 2013

Map provided by Tess Kincaid

Planning a trip is part of the journey
Poring over maps and names of places
Throwing the dice or a dart at a map
And then there's the joy of seeing new faces

photo by Eric Alder

The cherry on top of traveling for me 
Is the people I meet and their life stories
Everyone's lives are tapestries woven
Lessons to be learned and never boring.

Judy and Bob 50th Anniversary Surprise Party
Zihuatanejo November 2012

And if you are really truly lucky
You will meet some faces oh so dear
That you will travel many miles to see 
Such good friends full of good cheer

The Zihuatanejo Crowd  November 2012
Over the years we have made such good friends
while traveling that we do return time and again
to renew those sweet friendships.
To see what others have written for Eric's MPP 
of Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales click on the links below:

Have a great week wherever you are!   



Stephen Hayes said...

Friendships are among the best of things.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good friends are what it's all about!

Sandee said...

You can meet so many wonderful people that you want to see again. We sure have. One day will go visit them again too.

Have a terrific day. Hugs. ☺

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Absolutely delightful!

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

What a fun trip, Kathe!
(Love that last pic with the hats!)

Thanks for playing M.M.P.P.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You're right - the people we meet on our travels really do stick with us. When we went to Florida in July, we will never forget the lady who helped save us from the riptide :)

Tess Kincaid said...


Sharon Bradshaw said...

A lovely post, Kathe. Thank you!

Kutamun said...

Can feel the genuine joy you get from your friendships, thanks , Kathe

Lyn said...

I'd certainly love to follow your map..find those friends..who could ask for more?

~T~ said...

Wonderful! Can I come, too?