My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list. And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked off that list.
Today’s Perfect Moment is getting one of those things checked off the list.
Last year, I took two cycling vacations. I came back with a lot of memories and a bunch of stuff I meant to put in a scrapbook. I managed to get most of the stuff sorted from the first trip…but not everything. Then I totally forgot to do anything with the second batch of stuff.
On both trips, I updated my blog and I posted a bunch of pictures to facebook. On the second trip I put more emphasis on the blog than writing down what happened in the scrapbook. This was better for the blog, but who knows if I will access it as often as I might pick up the book and leaf through it.
I can’t say it is a work of art. I am not really good at scrapbooking and a lot of what I put in there is a little banal. I stuck in menus from the flight, business cards, menus and disposable maps. My writing….when scrawl seems to sum it up best.
I am glad it is done and many of the things from the trip are in one compact place.
Of course, I have other souvenirs. I have postcards that I didn’t send. I have many hundreds of pictures (which I am still posting to Instagram) , full colour maps, an amazing book of photographs, magnets, art for my walls, and an awesome box to hold my chopsticks.
What kinds of things or ways do you keep mementos from your trip?