Karen Presley Cosse asked this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: “What are your funnest travel moments with Mom?”  I’ve decided to answer that question with pictures.  After all, a picture is worth a thousand words – and Mom and I must have a million words’ worth of shared travel stories!


Summer 1984: visiting my dad’s family in Altoona, PA – left to right: Dad, Mom, Grandma, Aunt, me with my Uncle Roger messing with me (as usual)! We took an annual trip to PA every summer since I was 4!


March 1999: Mom typically visits me in NYC once a year – here we are at the Macy’s Flower Show.









October 2000: Mom and I with the owner of the Lizard Lounge bar in Paris, France. Mom and I been to Paris three times!










May 2001: Mom and I testing out the ancient potties in the Roman ruins outside of Valencia, Spain.  Like mother like daughter!












Thanksgiving 2003: Drinking hurricanes in Pat O’Brien’s courtyard in New Orleans (one of our favorite US cities) before taking a cruise.  And joining us on this trip was one Karen Cosse, who sent in this week’s Reader Question!

New Orleans Pat OBriens Nov '03


October 2004: Our last family trip together  to Branson, Missouri.  Dad unexpectedly passed away less than a year later.



Thanksgiving 2006: Family vacation to Washington, DC including dinner with Louise Koehler:

DC Thanksgiving 2005

left-to-right: dear friend LouLou, me, Mom and Eric










New Year’s Eve 2009 in Los Angeles: (l-to-r) Eric, me, Mom, dear friend Julianne and sister-in-law Memory


April 2009: wedding shower in Nanjing, China for my now sister-in-law Memory.










August 2011: glacier trekking in Juno, Alaska!


February 2012: Langkawi, an island off northwest Malaysia









February 2013: The Grubb clan petting a baby tiger in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I struggled to narrow down which pictures to share here. Over the years, Mom and I have shared too many fun moments to count! Here’s to many, many more adventures together!

Thanks for the question, Karen!