Last month I hinted that Kathy and I were going to take a trip this summer. Then things happened and I never got back to it. Well, today is the day.
I remember the day the invitation came – January 8. I remember because it was the day I passed a kidney stone and was in pain.
The phone call came around 9:00 A.M. It was Foster, our nephew’s mother-in-law. I admit that sometimes I just half hear what is being said to me. Just ask Kathy and she would probably say it is more than half.
Anyway, because my mind was focused on my pain I wasn’t fully comprehending what Foster was asking. I got that she was inviting Kathy and me to something. I just assumed it was to their house for dinner. Right away my response was, “Sure, what can we bring?” I know Foster and her family really like a red velvet cake so I was willing to make one.
Then she started asking if we had passports and if they were up to date. Huh? Last time I was in Reading I didn’t need a passport. I started listening more carefully trying to forget the pain I was experiencing. Finally I understood what Foster’s invitation was and I admit that it knocked me off of my feet.
This wasn’t an invitation to dinner. It was so much more. Foster and her family were going to take a trip back to their country of origin and she was inviting Kathy and Me to go along with them. That is why we needed passports.
To shorten this Kathy and I said “Yes” so we will be traveling this August. Some of you know where we are going because I have mentioned it in comments on your posts. Everyone else, tune in tomorrow to see where we are going.