Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday - Travel

This week Jamie asks the Wishcasting Community

Where do you wish to travel?

I have many travel dreams, almost all connected in some way to stories from my childhood and dreams of a climate and experience different from the coastal desert and high desert that I am intimately familiar with.

My family stories connect me to my fascination with Canada - my grandmother was born in a homestead on the prairie in Saskatchewan and moved with her family to Vancouver where she met my grandfather. After they married they were lured by friends to Southern California, where my mother was born and they stayed until their deaths. With occasional visits to family throughout my childhood I saw only small glimpses of Vancouver and heard quite a few stories of what they missed when family visited us. I have never seen any other part of Canada, and if you add in the books like Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon I have quite a list of places Canadian that I would like to see.

With a family lineage directly connected to England I don't remember the first time I remember wanting to visit. I have been several times, and each time I leave wishing to see more and stay longer. My fascination has expanded to include Scotland and Wales, especially with the further genealogical work my dad has done and my own spiritual journey.

Having married a man who was raised (at least part of his life) in a remote and tiny town in Alaska on Glacier Bay and hearing the stories he tells of the beauty and awesomeness of Alaska, that is also on my travel list. For quite a while I have wished to see the Northern Lights and also to see the glaciers and all - mostly this manifested in the desire for two different trips, a cruise and a second trip since the best time for the Northern Lights is winter.

My husband is also of Danish descent, and learning about Danish traditions and foods from an amazing neighbor of my parents has gotten me interested in Denmark as well.

I have quite an itinerary, and hope someday soon to be able to travel in more than my imagination (which has logged more than a few billion miles itself!).


On a less literal note, I wish to travel the path of healing set before me. While it may not be as romantic as a bed and breakfast in a secluded cottage overlooking a highland loch it is much more practical. I believe now that the medical tests are coming in that my current illness is much exacerbated by stress and that is something I can do something about on my own. So I have set my foot upon this path and I will travel it as far as it leads me.

Where are your travel dreams leading you?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful wish for today. I too have the same thoughts.

As you wish for yourself I so wish for you!!

Just Me,
R

Lawendula said...

Denmark is my childhood-travelling-country. Been there on many many holidays. And Svea too. It's something that will never change.

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Girlie-Queue said...

so dreamyyyy....:) As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so too do I wish for Sulwyn.
~♥Shamsi

Suzie Ridler said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

This is a huge country and every part of it is different, I have driven from coast to coast and am amazed at the diversity, you could spend a lifetime exploring. I personally loved driving through Saskatchewan in the fall, the wheat was all gold in the autumn light. Stunning!

Ange said...

You definitely have a strong pull towards the Northern Lands Sulwyn. May we meet there one day. As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also...

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Expressive Hart said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! Lots of wonderful places to go...I hope you go to ALL of them!

energydance said...

I didn't think of that, but right now I too am traveling down the healing path. Everything in time. :) As you wish for yourself, I lovingly wish for you also. xo

WrightStuff said...

What a wonderfully multi-cultural family you belong to! I think the Northern lights must be a true wonder of the world. May your travel wishes all come true!

Cindy Jones said...

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As Sulwyn wishes for herself, I wish for Sulwyn also. Please, let us know the results of your medical testing! (((HUGS)))

Karen D said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. How wonderful to travel to the lands of your ancestors.

Tabitha the KnittingJourneyman said...

May your wish fly you to your heart’s content…


As you wish for yourself, I so wish for you as well…

BunnyKissd said...

You have a list of wonderful places to visit! As you wish for yourself, so do I wish as well.

Sarah said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Oh oh oh oh meeee too..all of those!! Hugs, Sarah

Nicole said...

Oh what wonderful travel adventures you will have when you travel in real life. May your healing journey be quick and successful.

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

faerwillow said...

~oh the places you will go...enjoy the sights! as Sulwyn wishes fo rherself so I wish for her too...may all you wish to see come forth and be...brightest blessings~