Just about the time I start to fret and wonder if I’m about to become the unwilling hostage of my pond, the travel gods smile on me and give me a peek into my travel future. Here’s what 2017 holds for me – so far.
Wichita Falls, Here I Come!
OK, so Wichita Falls in March isn’t all that exciting, but Beth Moore is. I’ve been enjoying her Bible Studies for almost as long as they’ve been available on video. Confession, I watched the first one, A Woman’s Heart – God’s Dwelling Place, on VHS.
Perhaps you remember I finally saw the Bible Study Superstar in person in Wichita, Kansas in 2015, on a little road trip with my bestie. Beth is compelling on video. In person she’s riveting. Her road show is called Living Proof Live and this time around I’m upping the ante and will also attend her You Lead training. I’m about to get Beth-inized!
Bestie is coming along this time too, but I’ll also have a number of my Buffalo Gals Bible Study girls with me. Road Trip! Girl’s Trip! Look out Wichita Falls!
The Big Trip
So, a few months back our nephew, Bassem, proposed to a lovely girl in Egypt. Hubby made it very clear from the moment the engagement was announced that we would NOT be attending the wedding. I complied obediently, because I knew the secret weapon was coming to visit in December. Who could resist Bassem? He’s as subtle as a freight train and as relentless as a Doberman Pincer, but also completely earnest.
Within 24 hours of his arrival, Bassem had Bill doing a 180 and I’m now researching round-trip airfare to Cairo in April. I’ll see my first Coptic wedding and attend the reception at one of the famed Fairmonts in Cairo. The schedule is still being hammered out, but a celebratory family trip to beautiful Sharm El Shiek is on the must-do list, while we juggle other possibilities like a short cruise on the Nile, a day trip to Alexandria and maybe a night at the luxurious Mena House Hotel in the shadow of the Pyramids.
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this trip. I was in love with Egypt long before I fell in love with my Egyptian. I’ve only been there one time before, but it was marvelous. To return is a dream come true that I never dared to dream.
The Crazy Possibility
That should be enough excitement for anyone, but there is one more little possibility on the horizon. I may actually have an opportunity to go to the Holy Land in the coming year. It’s related to the ministry I volunteer with and a zillion things would have to fall into place for it to happen, but it is being discussed and I am keeping my calendar open. Cross your fingers for me.
So that’s what’s up for 2017. I have a couple of small trips from 2016 to cover in the next few weeks, but get ready to strap on your seat belt, because this plane is about to take off!