Thursday, January 9, 2014

On The Road Again...

Everyone! I hope your holidays were wonderful whatever and however you celebrate. Mine was so full I am just getting back to MJ! She is all packed up and will be leaving in the morning (Friday). The hosts don't know until the last minute when she will arrive and that is just in case she gets held up in the mail or customs. I am the last visit in the United States. This was all put together and started in 2012! I can't believe how time is flying! She has been to 11 hosts in several different countries already. Each host decides where she will send her next. Twenty four people around the world were chosen with a two year window of travel.

 We all will miss her; my family, my wonderful true friends,  my dolls and those people she and I met together. We had such fun! This is an experience we will never forget! My grandchildren are still learning about the places she has been.

 I  have a few more pictures and videos that I will share in a few more posts even though she will be on her way to her next host/auntie. Oh, by the way, I call her hosts "aunties" because that is what R/L MJ calls us. :-) There were so many other places to take her but time would not allow.

There are two things I wanted to add about South Carolina.    
1. You are never more than a few miles from a train track. The South Carolina coast is an open waterway for cargo from all over the world. That cargo can end up anywhere in the US!

                                                    TIGERS USC SOUTH CAROLINA
2. The other thing is the statewide rivalry between Clemson University and The University of South Carolina. It goes back a couple of centuries. You will see signs of one or the other or both all over the state.
                                                    This is a Wal-Mart display     

This is a common site in any Wal-Mart.
Sorry for the blurry picture. Taken with a cellphone

Last, not in any way least, I was so excited to receive my gifts from the other hosts. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I didn't know whether to show them or not. I don't want to spoil the surprise for the future hosts.  I hope they all love what I sent them also.

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  1. On the road exciting!!! :) O is difficult to have to say Good bye to MJ !! Thank you for the wonderful post you shared with us and i am very much looking forward to reading the new ones! The "Greek souvenirs" will get to you within the next time..i have to prepare the letters to four of you "aunties" :) Take care,many greetings, Anne

    1. Hi Anna,
      You are very welcome. It was a lot of fun and sharing was part of the fun! More goodies? Oh my! I can't wait! :-)

  2. Hello Grandmommy,
    How great for MJ to start the new year with new adventures. I look forward to seeing where she goes, and I look forward to your great posts in 2014.
    Big hug,

    1. Hi Giac!
      That was really something different and fun. My new years resolutions is to be different this year. Maybe she is what started that thinking.
      Major hugs!

  3. I really enjoyed reading about MJ travels and how lucky are you to received such great gifts!!

    1. Hi Brini,
      I am so glad you enjoyed them. I might show them at some time after all of the others get theirs. Would you believe I still have more coming? Woohoo!

  4. WOW!!Time goes really fast I remember when this project started and was noticed on your lovely blog!This a great project and I'm sure that were very exciting and full of fun...can't wait to see more about it...
    HAPPY 2014,Grandmommy!

    1. Hi Jorge!
      Yes, it has been that long and that shows how long we have been blogging buddies!
      Happy 2014! to you too!

  5. Hello from Spain: great new adventures. I read that you pass very well. Traveling is always a great adventure. Keep in touch

  6. Hi Marta,
    I am glad you have enjoyed it!

  7. Oh I always fret for my alter ego everytime she goes somewhere new..luckily she has so many aunties who love and adore her and cannot wait to have her in their home! Thank you so much for taking care of MJ and I know she will have many stories when she finally returns home xxx


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