Sunday, May 19, 2013

Leaving on a jet plane........................

.......see you all when I get home again!

These adorable books were at SuzAnna's Antiques last weekend - I should have snatched them up - but in the rush of photographing those flower frogs and buying a few other treasures, I forgot about the books. Anyway, I loved Honey Bunch with her dolly, both dressed for travel, and smiling at the wonderful vintage prop plane. 

I remember a similar day, fifty years ago. Standing with my dear mother at London's Heathrow airport full of excitement, anticipation, somewhat scared I'm sure..............waiting to board my first ever airplane flight bringing me here to America. Of course it was jet a plane, and instead of my dolly I was more likely embracing a new handbag as I was almost nineteen and extremely fashion conscious!

Since then I've flown on every type of plane - even an unexpected helicopter in Botswana - and seen so much of the world. The small prop planes crossing the blue skies of Africa are still similar to the one on the book cover......and they were some of my favorite flights.

I'm leaving today on my adventure with Paula to Japan and Russia. No small planes this time. Journeying on a high speed bullet train to embark on another small expedition ship sounds exciting.........and there will be plenty of big jets getting back and forth too.

Thanks so much to everyone who left kind 'bon voyage' comments on yesterday's post. Each of you has become very dear to me and I really do appreciate you following me on all these splendid adventures. As always, I never want to sound uppity or boastful when visiting these often wild places. I understand completely that many of you may never see them for one reason or another. I just enjoy taking the photos and writing little travelogues to share with you in case you don't get there. This world truly is an amazing and beautiful place.


  1. Hi Mary,
    Wishing you a fabulous and amazing adventure to Russia and Japan. You are truly a "world traveler" and I can't wait to see your beautiful photos.
    Have a safe trip.
    Erin an Bentley

  2. Best wishes on this latest grand adventure! And those vintage books are adorable!

  3. Bon Voyage Mary! I am really looking forward to reading about your journey as it sounds so amazing! Have a fantastic time. Chel x

  4. My goodness Miss Mary!
    Here I am spending some quality time catching up on what my friends are doing and I see that you & Paula are off on another adventure!
    I think it's wonderful that the two of you are such intrepid adventurers and I wish you both well as you head off to Japan & Russia.
    Who know what stories you'll bring back to share with us this time?
    Looking forward to more armchair travel, Mary stylie soon!

  5. I hope I am not to late to say...have safe travels. I look forward to hearing all about it. Bonnie

  6. I certainly appreciate the fact that you are very fortunate to be able to take these wonderful trips to see our beautiful world, Mary. Thank you for sharing your trips and photos with us! These books are so sweet. Maybe they are still at Suzanna's awaiting your return. God speed! Hugs, Pamela

  7. Wishing you the best journey ~~ ever!!! Stay safe.

  8. God's speed... Be safe... Enjoy!

  9. Yes, this world has so many amazing places to visit. Enjoy!

  10. Mary - have a wonderful trip!! I have been offline, so have missed sending you a timely Bon any case, I look forward to lots and lots more travel stories and photos!

  11. Hi Mary, Here you go off again. Have a wonderful trip and come home safe and sound. I have missed visiting you and so many of my blog friends. I am thankful today to have some time to say hello and ...goodbye again for a bit.

    I too love old books. here is a certain charm about them when you think of the story about who may have owned them before.

    Wishing you happy days.
    Love, Jeanne

  12. Can't wait to have you share this trip with us...

  13. Enjoy your trip! We'll be in NC soon and looking forward to that! Take care! Hugs!

  14. It's hard to keep up with you Mary! What an adventuresome life you are having. Would you ever have guessed that this is what you would be doing at this stage of your life. Enjoy every minute. I know you will!
    Hugs, Rhondi


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