Monday, February 2, 2009

that little blue book

This is hard to believe, but I'm 49 years old and do not have a passport. I've never had any reason to need a passport. The only places I've visited outside of the U.S. were Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico and Vancouver, Canada. You probably need a passport if you were to visit these places today, but back when I crossed over the borders, one was not needed.

So today was a noteworthy day because I turned in my application for a passport. In about a month, hopefully, I will be the proud owner of my own passport book and can travel to the far reaches of the world - which I probably won't. But who knows. Don and I might take a trip to somewhere exotic or full of history. The only place he has stamped in his passport is Winnipeg. I know he'd like to go anywhere else. Someday, maybe.

Danielle also applied for a passport today, but she has a good reason to need one. She has been accepted to be part of missions team that will be traveling to Nepal this summer. She is very excited, as she should be. She'll be working hard to raise the funds she needs as well as preparing herself mentally, physically, and spiritually for such a momentous event. If you feel so inclined, you can join me in praying for her, her team, and this trip.

I would love to have a Nepal stamp in my passport book. Heck, I'd settle for Vancouver again.

11 comments:

MightyMom said...

a passport would be a neat thing to have!

never left the country myself...someday I hope to talk my cranky hubby into traveling with me...but he says he did all the traveling he cares to do with "Uncle Sam's Canoe Club" sigh.

MightyMom said...

girl, my kids liven up ANY activity!! I could drop them off any old time you're feeling things are too quiet.......................................................

;-)

Vanessa Cole said...

I'm 50 and no passport either. It would be fun to see the world.

It would be fun just to see all 50 states!

Vanessa

Momma Roar said...

Yeah, I still haven't seen half the US!!

We are in the midst of applying for passports though - a family trip in Nov...:-)

Susan said...

Good for you. We got our's 2 years ago for our planned trip to Nova Scotia. We didn't get to take that trip and I don't know if ours will ever be used or not, but we have them if we need them. I believe you will get to use yours :O)
Susan

Just Mom said...

Nepal? WOW! Yes, I'll pray for her and the missions trip.

Congratulations on applying for your very first passport. It's a neat feeling, isn't it.

Christine said...

Vancouver is much nicer than Winnipeg.

I am envious! So far you do not need a passport to come to Canada by land or sea. You will need one by June to cross back to the States though. I will need to get one. This is going to be difficult because I am an American and I have to go apply for it at the Embassy in Calgary but before I do that I have to get my Social Security card and in order to get that I have to bring documentation that will prove that I have been a resident of Canada each of the 40 years that I have been here. I wonder if they would accept the 30 year service award that I got from work. Somehow, I don't think so...

kel said...

I don't have a passport either!!

barb said...

You go,girl! Literally - go somewhere fun and interesting. I remember being excited when I got my passport - a world traveler!

nancy said...

Hi, Diana! I'm so glad you're getting your passport. then, at the drop of a hat, you can take off for those wonderful places you mentioned. Why not!
A young friend of mine went to Nepal several years ago, fell in love with the people, and may still be there. I've lost track of her family. At that time, it was a very difficult place for Christians. Missionaries had to go in under the guise of something else - health care, teaching, etc. - as is true of so many places.
I always feel so good to have my feet on U.S. soil. It's like there is a security - safety that isn't a given in any other place.

Melissa said...

I don't have a passport. Sigh... I want one. Just in case I have to leave the country and assume a new identity... or, to go on vacation. Either way.

Nepal?! That sounds awesome! I hope everything works out well :)