Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday. The places I've been.

Over the past few days, I have been trying to come up with a destination for a winter vacation. It will probably only be a few day break but I am trying to find a place that will interest everyone in my family as well as get in a little rest and relaxation. (This just might be an impossible task) As I go over all the possible places that I would consider going, I am reminded of all the places I have been. I have to say that I have been more places than most people. And I can truly say that God’s work is amazing and I am Thankful for everything He has given me and the places He has taken me;

1. I have been to Italy and dined on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. I had pasta, with fresh bread and sipped on wine while watching the fishing boats come and go.

2. I tasted seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf as I enjoyed the sights and sounds of that area. I don’t think I will ever forget the smell of all that seafood cooking in the outdoor markets.

3. I enjoyed a picnic along a little stream on a mountaintop up in the Tetons where the only sounds were running water from the stream and the wind whispering through the pines. The smell of the pines was incredible.

4. I listened to calypso music at a little place called Shirley Heights in Antigua as I ate island BBQ. The view from atop that mountain was amazing and awe inspiring.

5. I have seen the sunrise in Key West and the sunset from Napa Valley. I ate fresh lobster in Halifax Nova Scotia and visited castles in Scotland.
And hundreds of other places as well. So even if my life should end today I would have to say that God has been very good to me. And He promises me a great tomorrow as well. This was taken yesterday here in Charleston;

Many thanks to Mary for the use of this photo and it is in memory of Molly (her dog and companion) who passed away yesterday. If you would like to join in on Thankful Thursday, just visit Sonya's blog and sign up.

Have a Blessed Day,


The Dental Maven said...

My heart goes out to Mary - losing a pet is like losing a family member. Sending soothing thoughts her way...

Terri Tiffany said...

What I think is interesting is you remember what you were eating at all these places! Is that a man thing? I remember how I felt:)

Deb said...

While I haven't traveled as extensively as you have, we have been so many places all over this country. We have been blessed to see and experience things that most will only dream about. Like you, we are truly, truly blessed. Thanks for the reminder.

B His Girl said...

Your title was a post in itself to me. I love seeing rainbows. Have a great day reflecting on His goodness to you. B

Lea said...

I too am sorry about Mary's dog. :(
Mine are my shadows and I dread the day when I lose one.

You've been VERY BLESSED to see so many interesting places! Sometimes I think I'd love to travel around and see new things. But when we do, I always miss home. Kraft macaroni and cheese and hotdogs. lol go figure
Anyways, I hope yall find a great vacation spot this winter.
Happy TT!
Oh and beautiful rainbow picture!

Gina Stinson said...

You're so blessed to have seen all these wonderful posts. God's creation is beautiful! Happy TT.

Darla said...

wow, God really has been good to you. those are some awesome places and sounds like some awesome food too. that is one thing we have in common, i remember what i was eating and where haha, guess food is really important to us! however, i haven't been near the places you have been, though i would love to go...maybe one day.

Peggy said...


My gosh, you have used your freguent flyer pass a lot.
I bet you have so many wonderful memories of the peple that you have met along the way too.
You are truly blesses.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Molly,a loving pet, I'm so sorry Mary!

Anonymous said...

This is a great list...I have not traveled very much in my least not very far from home...but I have to say-Charleston is on my list to visit...God Bless

Monogram Queen said...

NOTHING I love more than to go places.... love love love it.
A few questions...
just exactly WHY was the smell of the seafood cooking memorable? Cos' it was good or bad?
Island bbq.... didn't involve goat did it?
Okay that wraps it up.

I am so sorry for your friends loss. You know how much I love my pets :(

Heart2Heart said...


I loved your spin on Thankful Thursday! It truly has been a blessing to look back on all the adventures God has allowed me to see. Not as many places as you have been but you are one blessed man indeed!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Wow - you have been lots of cool places. I am most jealous of Italy! All them mention of foods makes me think of me! I love trying new foods in new places.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Greg - you certainly have been to a lot of neat places!

Love the rainbow. That is so beautiful and it just presents such a picture of the promises of God.

You have blessed me today!

Angie said...

I'm lingering on #1.

You're blessed to have been able to travel. Felt like I got to tag along by at least reading.

Jane In The Jungle said...

I would definitly call that the Rainbow Bridge...comfort for Mary.

You have had traveling blessings!

2Thinks said...

Oh, I know, I know where you can go for a winter vacation. MICHIGAN! Oh yeah! subzero weather and probably wind. You can go sledding or ski- bring your mask and hand warmers to stick inside your mittens.

About the 5 Word Meme (did you know that rhymes with dream, I just found that out myself) if you wanted to participate in that one, you were supposed to ask me for five words. Then I randomly give you five and you have to expound. But you can wait until tomorrow and ask MyADHDMe Monkey for five. Anyone who does the five can give five out. It's fun!

I am very sorry about Mary's dog, btw. We had to put our little dog to sleep a few years back and I thought I'd choke from lack of air on my inhale, through more tears than I'd shed in a long time.

Edie said...

Oh I'm so sorry for Mary. I dread the day I lose my Tobi. How sweet of God to give her a rainbow to remind her that He hasn't forgotten her. What a wonderful gift!

Haha! I have to agree with Terri Tiffany about remembering what you ate.

Have a great weekend my friend!!

Susan Skitt said...

Great sights and sounds of the places you've been. Wonderful... God is so good. And yet the best sights are still in store for those who know Jesus and their personal Savior, right?!

Kelly Combs said...

Great trips. I hope you have a great winter vacation. I've been busy this week, so am behind in reading blogs!

Mayden' s Voyage said...

A "thankful thursday" (even though it's early sat morning) is just what I needed! I've been to China and South Africa, and over a good portion of the US- and had lunch with some good friends along the way...
I am blessed too- and at times I forget that. Hugs and thank you for the reminder!

-me :)

Sandy said...

Great reading about where you've been, brings up my own memories of where I've been.

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