This has been the most glorious five month experience. I have learned a lot about myself as well as a wealth of information, insight, and appreciation for our ancestors. This trip encompassed
- 152 days
- 13,755 miles
- 1 flat tire
- 3 oil changes
- 4 rubbermaid tubs of genealogy material
- less than 14 days of bad weather
- 0 unsolvable problems
- hundreds of wonderful relatives dead and alive
- 1000s of photos
- dozens of grave stones
Fiona the GPS is a bit battered but still functioning. My car has survived despite being loaded to the gills. I highly recommend everyone designing a sabbatical experience -investing in your own personal passion. Many thanks to all of you who put me up, gave me encouragement, supported my excentricities, and read my blog. I couldn't have done this without you.
Tomorrow, I move into my new home. Life will return to "normal" but hopefully with more balance. I will spend the next year compiling stories and creating some books. A completely documented family history (citations and copies of all documentation will come later).
I will sign off - but keep in touch. This has been a life altering experience.