Field Trip Friday

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It's hard to believe our trip to the land down under was already four years ago. When I pulled this out, it all came flooding back, just like I hope it will in 24 years when I dust it off and flip it open. The power of travel journals. And since I have trouble remembering what I did last week, I hope these journals will be the pneumonic device for my life!

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One of my favorite places to mine travel journal fodder is from the seat pocket in front of me. As well as the chit-chat that I hear and engage in on the flight to my destination. The airline magazine had an ad for the "Australian Government Department of Health and Aging". I loved that! A socially progressive government, with a vision for it's constituency. What a concept! And vegemite…an acquired taste…the flight attendant convinced me to try a little on a piece of toast…yup! Anchovies and dirt! But I believe in trying the food of a place, so I gave it a go.

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A simple page of snippets of ephemera that bring all the memories flooding back. The Pier was a restaurant that we took a water taxi to one night. Across the bay, at night, great seafood, wine and friends. And it all comes flooding back with that one little paper reminder. 

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