Quote of the Day: I could have danced all night! And still have begged for more. I could have spread my wings, and done a thousand things I’ve never done before. – from I Could Have Danced All Night from the musical My Fair Lady
This past week I was in Portland, OR visiting my little sister, Joy. There she is cuttin’ a rug with her friend. Our cousin Angie and I traveled together from Minnesota to see Joy and have a West Coast experience. She took us out dancing where we were stretched out of our comfort zone learning dance steps and being led around the dance floor with new partners. We were taught the East Coast Swing at the lesson, so when the guy asked me to dance the Rumba, I said, “I don’t know that one.” That didn’t stop him. He said, “I’ll teach you,” and off I went whirling and twirling, slow-slow-fast, or something like that. (I did not step on his foot.)
The first thing she did was make us eat with our hands off the same plate at a Moroccan restaurant. It was delicious and messy, but they wash your hands.
We sang show tunes together, like I Could have Danced all Night and The Music of the Night where Joy hit that amazing B. I still have goosebumps.
I found myself noticing feet. These red suede shoes belong to a waiter at a lovely French bistro where we had lunch.
Nordlys dancers at the Midsummer Festival – Scandinavian festival to celebrate the longest day of the year, and our heritage.
Our toes in the sand on the Oregon coast at Lincoln City. Beautiful, but cool, and full of shadow and light.
These feet have taken me out of Minnesota, out of my comfort zone, and into a new light. This is just the first glimpse, folks. Look for more of this fantastic trip, the food, the journey – inward and outward, the books, and the fun.
Journaling Prompt: Where have your feet taken you lately? Where would you like them to go?
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I’m sitting, in my bare feet, in a hotel room in Spokane. My sister and I met here with our daughters for a week of quality fun time. Today, my feet will take me to see Toy Story 3 and swimming later. Tomorrow, we’ll go to Build-a-Bear and the children’s museum – and, of course, shopping!! 🙂
Sounds like tons of fun. The kind of vacation that can light up a whole year. Still waiting for mine.
Mary, you’re back! There is something about feet. They don’t get all the attention but they take a beating all day long and really deserve more limelight. I love being introduced to your trip through feet. I can just sense the joy of your trip hanging out in that familial trio. And you got a new cut, didn’t you? Very cute. Will forward to more in the coming days. Glad you had such a great time. 🙂 Soon, my feet are going to take me to a powwow. More on that later, too!
Love the feet! Love the pics! Love the trip! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
I am a walker, and have always been amazed at the places my feet have taken me … From peaceful sandy beaches to the heart of New York City. From museums to neighborhoods to concert halls. Into hospitals and churches and colleges and homes. The list goes on, and I do love the journey. Happy travels to you 🙂
WOW! The people you hang out with sound more fun than the people I hang out with!
LOVED the pix, especially of the dancing feet.
And I LOVE Moroccan food!
Hmmm. My feet have taken me to China and back. Really! Still having soreness.
Glad God brought you home safely!
Oh, Mary, what a grand time you had! I ate at a similar restaurant in college (yes, that long ago). An Ethiopian restaurant. Best food I ever had in my life, methinks (aside from chocolate, of course).
Keep on singin’ and dancin’, Mary!
Oh, how fun!
Love that picture with everyone’s feet in the sand.
It’s good to get out of the comfort zone as we discover new things. Good you got swinging and twirling.
Ooooh! I love to sing songs from musicals. But, unlike Joy, I will never hit a note.
Oh I love moroccan food, brings back memories of times past, what a special visit you are having, nothing better than being our of our comfort zone and in an relaxing atmosphere.
It sounds like you had an amazing time! Oh what fun! I’m so glad you got to have that experience.
Have a wonderful week!