Monday, June 22, 2009


Summertime is travel season....

It used to be when we were working and our daughter lived at home....
Now we are free to enjoy the wonderful Norwegian blond summer nights and have our daughter home for holidays.
When the days are growing shorter and colder and Serina has left for college, then we can prolong the summer in Southern Europe.
Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.


Debbie Petras said...

Great photos! Be glad that your daughter enjoys coming home! And yes, there will be a season for travel too. :) Miss you. Debbie

Ralph said...

The baggage claim on the old suitcase is a classic! The romance of the seas lost out to the time-saving efficiency of the jets crossing the Atlantic. I'm too young to have made the crossing in a ship, opting for Lufthansa instead...

The S.S. United States is still berthed in Philadelphia. This ship was the fastest across the pond, the shortest trip taking three days and nine hours (I think). Someday a fun cruise in the Caribbean will acclimate me to sea travels!

Felisol said...

Hi, Ralph,
The suitcase is for America travelers from the fifties, I presume.
I remember standing on the quay,
waving goodbye to my first cousin Jan Magne, as he went off to emigrate to the USA. I was 5 and he was 6. He died two years ago. I never saw him again. We kept in contact with the family, though.
That lost feeling of a final goodbye, the music playing National hymns, people embracing and crying, roses thrown from the ship down to the quay, the rope we weren't allowed to cross, my two aunts who did it anyway..
Some lasting memory.

I think I prefer the Caribbean.
Or New Castle as is my usual annual week-end cruise.
From Felisol

Anonymous said...

Lovely - has the charm of the old time travelers with all the stickers - so romantic and adventurous. My suitcases look so boring comparing to this one!

Terry said...

dear felisol.
you have really disappointed me my bestest friend.
these suitcases are really a sight to see. they are travel worn and just waiting to do some more traveling.
why you disappoint me?
well, i haven't done my ruby red post yet but be forwarned, i am going to swipe your suitcase and tell you and gunnar and it where to travel next!...ha!
love terry

James said...

Wonderful Ruby Tuesday post!
That's a well used suitcase. I like old suitcases and trunks with stickers from different places. I don't see that very much anymore.
I love ro travel too.

eastcoastlife said...

These are very well-travelled suitcases. They have travelled far more places than I have been to. *envy*

prkl said...

So nostalgic and classic.
A plast from a past.
Instant timetravel.
Great post!

Carletta said...

I really like these shots. I like the angles, the graphics of the tags, the old patina of the suitcase.
The worn suitcase with its tags leave room for our imagination to carry us to places far and unknown.

I like these large size images. :)

yyam said...

I love these old suitcases...they look like they've been everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, all of them.

maryt/theteach said...

My, oh my, Felisol! What a wonderful old, beat-up suitcase! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, summer is a wonderful time to travel!

My Ruby Tuesday is at

storyteller said...

Marvelous old suitcases you've shared here ... filled with memories no doubt!
Hugs and blessings,

Dianne said...

what a fantastic old trunk!! and all those stickers
I bet everyone of them has a story

Amrita said...

are symbols of relaxation and exploration and geting away from it all.

May you all enjoy your holidays together.

In India also people travel quite a lot during the summer holidays as schools are closed in May and June.
But its difficult to travel in heat too.

Robin said...

What wonderful photos, especially that first one! A dear musician friend of mine wrote a song where she wonders about all the stories and places an abandoned old suitcase has been.

There is swimming with dolphins in Israel, in Eilat. My son wants to do it but you need to be at least 10 years old so he needs to wait a bit longer.

Annie Jeffries said...

This is such a COOL suitcase!!! Hummm, three exclamation points. Can you tell I like it.? LOL

Amrita said...

Today is Mother Ljung 's birthday, Terry told me.
O want to wish mother A Very Happy birthday.