My first international trip was in late May early June, a week in London. It is hard to believe it has been 30 years, and somehow I missed this milestone on my blog. This is at the end of Downing Street, I didn't have an appointment to see Maggie and she was busy. I was near my running peak at that time, a 32 in waist. We stayed in a hotel in Hammersmith, I have fond memories of running along the Themes in the early morning. The camera is a Cannon AE1 program, with a power winder. Most likely it had my favorite 24mm lens on it. This photo was taken with a compact 35mm - a door prize at a Christmas party.
What was your first big adventure?
When I was 21, I quit my job and signed on to a study abroad program in Paris. My life was changed forever.ReplyDelete
And now you are living the life.Delete
32" waist by jean size is what I have now. When young, 26".ReplyDelete
Our first big adventure was a campervan holiday in New Zealand with a friend in the mid 1980s.
I expanded past a 26 inch waist when I was about 14.Delete
My first international trip (other than to the US) was to Mexico in about 2003.ReplyDelete
I have been to Mexico once, I should go backDelete
Great photo. My first international adventure was also London but it was 1985. I fell in love with that city and have been back 12 times.ReplyDelete
London feels like a second home,Delete
My first big adventure was a month-long trip to Europe, mainly Germany and Switzerland with nine other college students and one leader in the summer of 1970 when I was twenty. It was my first time to fly, and my first time to have alcohol (free booze on a charter flight). We had a week to ten days in each country with short stays in Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Paris, and London. One supposed highlight was the once-every-ten-year Passion Play in Oberammergau. It was outside (cold and rainy), so long that there was a lunch break, in German, and the town had mainly all Catholic actors playing mainly Jewish parts in the play about the last week of Christ's life. Bizarre!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an adventure. Vienna - was being planned a couple of years ago, and was bumped for a work meeting - that was scheduled for a different time.Delete
a trip to europe with my high school french class, summer 1970. man was I naive!ReplyDelete
Travel widened our horizonsDelete
I liked seeing this photoReplyDelete
My first big adventure? I suppose going away to college first time away.
I didn’t go away to college until later in lifeDelete
Great photo! I don’t know what I’d call my first big adventure. To Europe was when I was 19. To northern England first. Then a middle of the night train to London and a random decision to fly to Pisa. THAT was an adventure. Met a girl from Edinburgh who told me she would “drop me a lane” and I had no idea what she was talking about. The word was “line.” Her name was Sheilagh. That was 1973. Can’t believe 1990 was 30 years ago!ReplyDelete
I just renewed a professional license I have had since 1980, 40 years.Delete