T - did you mean for me to party on, or the party was ON Me?????
DB - this trip really is special in many ways. When she was a newborn, she lived within 5 miles of me until she was about 4. I walked into the room & she was mine....forget mom, dad and granny. Then they moved back to OH and for lots of differing reasons, distance only being one of them, we lost that bonding. I only got to see her during the holidays and only for a short period even then. But, in the past year and a half, we've re-bonded. She spent 6 weeks with me here last summer and will be back for 8 weeks this summer. She's turned into a young woman ( lady actually) and I feel extremely fortunate that it is me she turns to for not only companionship, but counsel & advise. I'm truly blessed that I can provide her an opportunity to explore a part of the world that is outside the scope of her everyday life and hopefully this will be the inaugural event of her world/cultural explorations.
NY - too funny