Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Life's a trip

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”
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While taking a trip down memory lane
I thought about all the other trips I have taken
The obvious ones that come to mind are the trips to Holland to visit relatives as a child and teenager     
The trip in the airplane when I was 12 precipitating our move to BC

And the family trips with our sons to Disneyland, West Edmonton Mall, numerous camping trips and weekend trips to the mountains for biking

What other kinds of trips have I taken?

The field trips to heritage buildings, museums and pumpkin patches

Trips to the principal's office (don't worry mom, there weren't too many of thoses)

The sink into the ground feeling after the stumble up the stairs in Junior High when I was told
"have a nice trip, see you next fall"
After that I was known as the only one who could fall up the stairs!

The trip out of my mother's home and into a home of my own

The trip down the aisle almost 22 years ago

Numerous trips to the emergency room with my sons
not to mention myself because they didn't get their accident-proneness from the milkman

The most recent was a guilt trip
And I suppose there has even been the odd ego trip

All in all, Life is a trip, enjoy the ride!


  1. A great post and very honestly written. I hope you will have many wonderful trips in your life in the future also.

  2. Trips are fun, mostly, but the ones that bring trips to the ER I like to refer to as journeys, not that I am superstitious or anything.

  3. Thank you for sharing this Joyce, this made me smile after coming directly from my blog to read about your trips. Life is full of them, yet without the trips where would we be in life? Tripless and bored without having learned much of anything in life.

    Have a wonderful day! Cheers... and many happy journeys to you in your future.

  4. What a true quote! Hope you have some happy trips coming up.

  5. Hello Joyce....whole new look to your blog and I LUV your profile photo. Your posts always make me think and this one was no exceptioin. Keep up the good work.

    Don't think you're old enough, but remember all those "trips" in the 1960s? LOL