Ten days after I graduated from Augustana College (1965), I was in Kashmir, India, in a houseboat...preparing to teach English as a second language at St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. What a long ways from a one-room country school house in South Dakota. Less than a year later, I traveled from Bombay to Dar es Salaam on a third-class boat to visit with many of my students who had traveled from East Africa to Ahmedabad for their education...
In 2006, we headed to East Africa to visit my daughter in Uganda, the country I couldn't visit in 1966 because of a revolution/revolt/disturbance. That visit is chronicled in this blog.
Now, in 2012, Bill and I plan to share our quilting knowledge with a group of women affiliated with the Ahmedabad Women's Action Group (AWAG) organized by our good friend Dr. Ila Pathak. Additionally, we will be renewing friendships with others in Ahmedabad dating back to 1965! On the way home, we plan to visit my daughter and her family who live and work in Abu Dhabi.
So, we visited Abu Dhabi, and then in February, 2013, we visited a SERVAS friend, Deet Lewis, in Antigua, Guatemala.
We are now preparing our next adventure: bicycling through southern France, more or less following the Garonne River tow paths. We will be staying with SERVAS members during our biking trip....No guides, no agenda...just the two of us!