This month I’ve been writing about some of our traditions that relate to travel. Today I’m going to share one of my favourites – our family trip journal.
We started keeping a trip journal the year the girls were 6 and 3 and we spent a week in New York state. We’ve taken it on every trip since, and it’s a wonderful way to both record our trip memories and measure our changes in artistic prowess.
For example, here’s some artwork from an early trip to Vancouver Island, British Columbia to visit my father-in-law:
This illustration is from the same trip. My youngest drew the picture of a totem pole. On the page beside (not photographed), I wrote a description of the totem pole that she dictated to me.
Their artwork has matured to these recent entries:
Even their dad is an amazing artist, as witnessed by this portrait of a day in St Petersburg:
No need to photograph my entries as they are text-heavy. Does that surprise anyone?