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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Different Body...Same Brain!

As an assignment in a portrait class was to take a "self-portrait".  I am about to leave on an extended trip throughout France so I thought I would compare myself now to the last time I traveled in Europe.  The right half of the picture was taken on a ferry while crossing the English Channel France to England in 1971.  The left half of the picture was taken within the last year.  I do have the same brain...perhaps a bit slower...but definitely a different body than I did 40 years ago when I hitched throughout Europe!  This time I am trading in my thumb and backpack for a car and roller bag!   But the excitement and anticipation is the same as it was 40 years ago.  I will be blogging the trip on another blog that I am currently setting up. I will let you guys know what it is when I get it finished.  The trip will be June 9th to July 21st.

Dan

12 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Bon voyage!

Or as your wretched word verification would have it:

ewseV ilichemo

Heather T. said...

Wow, Dan...this one took some editing hours. Greatly done!!!

Can't wait to witness your voyage, so, please don't forget to post your newsy blog ;)

Have a safe, wonderful, exciting and beautiful trip.

Steve Gravano said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip. Can't wait to see the photos you return with!

dianne said...

Bon voyage dear Dan, have a wonderful time and keep safe. The body may be different and you may find that your perceptions too are different with the benefit of your life's experiences, you shall see France in a different way but the excitement will still be there.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

DawnTreader said...

How exciting for you!
I wish you a wonderful trip!

Dan Felstead said...

J....again I apologize for the word verification! I know it is a hassle but I don't know how to get around getting spammed! Thanks for the bon voyage....I can't wait!
Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Heather. I will touch base before I leave. I have wanted to take this trip for 40 years and now my dream is coming true!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Heather. I will touch base before I leave. I have wanted to take this trip for 40 years and now my dream is coming true!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Steve....I am going to try to blog during the trip as well. I just don't know yet how much wi-fi access i will have. I am staying in some very out of the way places!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...what great insight. I keep telling myself that this will indeed be a different trip with a different perspective than 40 years ago. I am toying with the idea of self publishing a book on the two trips/two perspectives when I return.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader.... remember how excited you were years ago when you traveled to Western Europe ? The anticipation, excitement and a bit of worry as well? I am sharing that with you.

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

What a great idea with the photo. It turned out great!
I am looking forward to reading about your trip. I think the book idea is a great one.
;^)
Have a wonderful wonderful time!
C