a how-to project
Here is a project for any of you going on fun adventures to new places.
It is so easy to make one of these very special journals.
You don't need any fancy supplies,
just construction paper, lined paper and a manilla envelope.
Anybody can make these fun travel journals
do the writing on the trip and add the bits and pieces later.
Collect all your ticket stubs, maps, pamphlets, napkins etc
and save in a large manilla envelope
use a glue stick and construction paper
then cover each sheet with laminating paper
hole punch and tie together with ribbon or twine.
The rough garden twine looked good 10 years ago,
but over time, but it started to disintegrate
so ribbon is probably a better choice
So easy and a wonderful record of a great trip
memories stay alive
my daughter can't wait to go back to Paris
she is quite a francophile now
and her french is very good
so much better than my school
girl french was on our trip
we went again the next year - but
we cannot find the journal - i hope it turns up...
isabel had her first sleep-over in France -
the bedroom window looked out on the Eiffel Tower
man oh man - what a lucky girl
Isabel is holding up Sly - a beloved beanie baby (remember them)
We lost him on a rainy day on our way to the Museum of Natural History.
A kind soul, probably another mother, plucked him from a puddle
and placed him on a bannister
We retraced our steps and we were almost ready to give up when I turned around
voila, Sly, waiting for us at that very spot.
the ever present umbrella
Isabel and I had a pact: something for mom, something for Is
usually, a playground, then a fabric store,
the zoo, then a fabric store...
love the spelling
fort in the hotel
and the best part of all, the double-decker bus
always the top and the seat in the front
we were regulars on the #22
tried to get
a fun Christmas card photo at Nelson's Column
The journals were much less elaborate in the beginning
a few words
but still lots of fun to look at as a teenager