We still can't book tickets until May 9th, but I did find out this week that this lady is going to be my travel companion on this first trip:
(I love this clip so because I despise the book she is referencing, the ones that tell us to "manifest" things in our lives that we might be lacking).
Susan and Larry are some of our favorite friends in Los Angeles. We actually shared a house for a while when we were living in Portland and traveling down to Southern California every month or so for Ted's job. When we got that life-changing call on March 3, 2008, Susan was the first person who heard the news, as I ran across the dining room and sent the phone skidding across the hardwoods in my frantic rush to find Ted. As I called my mother to tell her the news, Susan was basically screaming and crying in the background. When we got back to the U.S. with our son, Susan was the first person to meet Abe on his first full day here. Plus, one time, she knitted me a tea cozy, which I still use several times a week. Oh, and her book is wonderful, in case you are looking for something to read.
Susan is going to be the best travel buddy ever. I am beyond excited.