My 17 year old son and I were fortunate to be able to travel to Athens, Greece this past June to volunteer at the Special Olympics World Games. Devin worked with special athletes at the softball venue, and I put my physical therapy training into practice. I shared Maria Shriver’s inspiring message about the “power of one” in The Top 10 Highlights and Lessons From the Special Olympics World Games.
As in talking turkey. (Not a typo!) From Athens, we headed for Paris, France, where we proceeded to sample every culinary pleasure in sight. 10 Things Walt Disney World Fans Will Love About Disneyland Paris ticks off those gastromic pleasures (add in our meal at Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower which you see above). Mais oui!
Yup- I took my 53 year old self and ran my first 5K, then Half Marathon Relay, and finally, my first full Half Marathon for Team Up! Autism Speaks at January’s Inaugural Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon. I bare my soul (and tutu) at I Won’t Grow Up… 53, Tinker Bell and Me
In the past year, I have been blessed to have met many, many wonderful Disney bloggers. I have to thank the over 50 bloggers from 11 different countries, who participated in two separate series hosted on my blog; 40 Days to 40 Years and 20 Days to 20 Years. Talk about sharing the love! My Disney high point was participating in this year’s Disney Mom’s Panel Search, and in reaching the final round. Boy, you learn quite a bit about yourself when you are in a pool of 30,000 other passionate, talented Disney lovers. I am so thankful for that experience.
Bring on the G-forces in the year ahead! Who’s with me?!