Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Encouraging dreams

Rachel and Sydney want to go to Europe together. They've been talking about it since sometime last year. My attitude is that that's a fine idea but that they're going to have to figure out how to make it happen.

As part encouragement and part reality check, months ago, Steve and I bought Rachel the book, Europe by Eurail 2008, Touring Europe by Train.

Then, Sydney got invited by People to People to travel with them. As an alumni, Rachel has a standing invitation to join their trips so Sydney and Rachel have now turned their attention in this direction. The trip next summer is called European Heritage and includes travels through England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

The information meeting was tonight in Palisade. Palisade is two hours away from Aspen and neither Syndey nor Rachel drive.

So, in the spirit of encouraging dreams, I drove Sydney & Rachel to Palisade this evening.

If I had known that I was going to have to get up on stage and, along with the other parents of alums, speak to the crowd (and it was a crowd), I wouldn't have been quite so encouraging.

They're on their own from now on . . .

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