Food For Thought
Each month in the Dean’s Message we’ll ask for your suggestions on places to go, books to read, tv shows to watch, delicious recipes and more. Responses will be published in this blog the following month. There will be a random drawing from participants who submit a response for a sweet surprise after each deadline.
August 2023: What was one of your most memorable vacations?
I recently went to Disney World parks in Orlando, Florida with my oldest daughter, her husband and the main attractions my 8 year old granddaughter and my 3 year old granddaughter. Extremely memorable – we went to four different parks all planned a head of time by my daughter so everyone had a blast and getting to see it through the children’s eyes precious.
In the summer of 2023, I took my daughter, Vera, to A Coruna in Spain to meet several members of our family. Many of these people I myself had not seen for decades. We visited several other places in our weeks in Europe, including France and Belgium, but the week we spent with our family was the most incredible part. Vera left the experience transformed. They now have two new favorite foods (octopus and flan) and has been greatly humbled by realizing the world is much larger than they thought it to be. They also have become good friends with their cousin, despite the language barrier. I am so happy we had this bonding experience together!
Irene J. Hillman
I’ve been to a lot of places in the U.S. and in other countries, but what sticks in my mind is seeing Mount Rushmore in South Dakota in person. I’d seen it on tv or in a movie, but wow – the in-person experience is spectacular. Over the fourteen-year period of carving, 1927-1941, almost 400 workers both men and women worked on it. Pretty impressive.
Japan. I stayed in Asakusa in Tokyo on my own for 4 days and soaked in the culture. The people are beyond polite and respectful of your space. One day I was eating with chopsticks and thought I was managing it well, but the elderly woman at a nearby table gave me impromptu tips on what to do better. She was delightful and added to my great experience. The food, the smells, the parks, the street shopping… and the trains are so clean and quiet!