Friday, July 14, 2006


"Unanticipated invitations to travel are dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut

Certainly, unanticipated invitations to travel must be dancing lessons from God. We are thrilled to be planning for our semester at sea this fall and are doing quite a bit of celebratory dancing.

Way back in 2003, Mary applied for a librarian position on Semester at Sea, an around-the-world academic voyage. She was just as interested when the phone rang 3 years later. Since that phone call last month, we've been busy with inoculations, visa applications, financial planning and travel guide reading.

We are fortunate to be offered this opportunity and we are doubly blessed in that we can make this trip together. We leave home in August and will use this blog to keep everyone up-to-date. This blog is linked to a photo map to show where in the world we are when we snap each photo.

Yours in accepting unanticipated invitations to travel,
Kelly and Mary


  1. Hello !

    Greetings from Belgium !


  2. We are glad to be part of the team!! Thanks for including us.
    Jan and Tom Easterly

  3. Hi- this is Jenny one of the RDs
    I love that you have a blog. My goal is to set one up for the trip!
    I am looking fwd to meeting you both =)

  4. I'm looking forward to reading all about your adventures!


  5. Tina Smith & Eric LarsonJuly 28, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    Soooo happy for you! Glad we're able to stay in touch during your wonderful adventure. Looking
    forward to reading your musings and drooling
    over the sure-to-be-fab photos. Rock on!