We were two Mennonite women (we would have said girls then) attending a Mennonite college.
Neither of us had traveled much farther than to leave our Pennsylvania homes to travel to the Shenandoah Valley.
But we both had a spirit of adventure.
For one thing, we got married within weeks of each other and before our senior year of college in 1969.
By the time we graduated in 1970,
our hairdos had changed slightly.
Tina and I have stayed in touch over all these years,
along with our friends Mary and Gloria.
In a few weeks, we’ll celebrate the 45th anniversary of the EMC class of 1970.
Two weeks after that event, we’ll be flying to Cuba together.
Our hairdos, and hair colors, have changed again.
But since we’ve known each other since we were teenagers,
we look past the crow’s feet and the grey.
We see instead laugh lines begun in late-night conversations long ago.
As long as God grants health and strength,
we’re forever open to new adventures in the world.
Have you sought a life of adventure? Have any life-long friends been your travel companions, literally or figuratively?