Although the age part is not applicable to me, but rather to my children…the budget part sure does apply. When I was in High School I was a member of American Field Service (AFS), an international student exchange program and was selected to go on a Summer AFS exchange. Unfortunately for me there was literally No Place in the Entire World that wanted me…wow. I did get very close to the International Exchange students at my high school during my senior year, especially Monina & Edgardo from the Philippines, Astrid from Germany, and Veronique from Belgium. Veronique & I even had fun on an outing in downtown Detroit & Greektown where I got the chance to practice my fairly rudimentary French skills in conversation with her.
I plan to return to the above blog post to check on some of the authoress’s online recommendations…and to share her insights with my more adventurous kids…and perhaps some of their friends. My husband has done his share of armchair travelling using Google Street View and Google Earth…something I have yet to try but hope to at least apply to genealogical endeavors, as in getting a digital glimpse of an historically significant place…at least from a family history perspective eventually…Blessings, Valerie
Bing.com image search for “the earth is the Lord’s”
Check out this site for genealogy presentations/webinars that you can view for Free! What a great way to brush up on what’s available from the New England Historic Genealogical Society…and to advance your genealogy skills.
"Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the west... behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?" -- J.R.R. Tolkein