Seeing things again for the first time – or seeing new things when you thought you’d seen it all…
We’ve had our third day on our tour to discover Scotland – and three days of sun! (and a little rain shower here and there, a bit of hail, and a bit of snow!). But each bit of sun is a bonus for those of us from the Pacific Northwest!
We have a lovely group of 21 joined by 16 others from around the US.
With our first church travelers are several experienced world travelers, some fairly new to international travel, and some making their first trip out of the US.
Sherry, a first church traveler from Ohio, shared at dinner this evening that this is her fourth trip to Scotland. She was surprised, however, how many new things she is seeing and experiencing even in places she’s been before.
I think that says so much about experiencing travel – and life – with an openness to new experience.
To share world travel with this group has given us all a way to see things in a new way – through each other’s eyes and the eyes of local people we join in conversation.
There are always lots of “Did you see that?!” moments and each of us is enriched in sharing the experience of the thing we are seeing today.
How great to see Scotland with Sherry and the new things she’s seeing in the familiar!
“Been there. Done that?” Not necessarily!