Monday, September 10, 2012
Posted on 12:01 PM by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
October 10, 2012 I've only just realized that it has been five years since I started blogging. I remember so clearly because my blog started as a way to journal during a fabulous trip I took with my husband, Alan, for his work to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay in May 2007. at the time, I called my blog "Chile-Argentina Dreams" because it was truly a dream trip for me! If you'd like to read the whole story on that blog, cut & paste this:http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2358905162839317966#editor/target=post;postID=2005703797218376963 It was right around the time of my 60th birthday so it's easy to remember. But even more memorable, the day before we left, Alan brought home a BMW 325i for my birthday gift! (I thought the trip was my gift!) Now granted, he got the car on Craig's List and it was 4 years old. But who cares...I had admired that car since the 70s when I worked with a young lady who drove on. I alwasy thought hers was cute and admired it. Sincerely, I am not one who pays any attention to cars, types, brands or styles. My main interest is the MY car runs and gives me no hassles. However, there has just always been something about the BMW that touched my fancy! In Santiago, Chile, as Alan worked, I took the subway to visit some tourist sights and to see some art. On my way back as I stepped out of the subway, I spotted a lady selling jewelry and low and behold, it was bead-crochet bracelets done with wire. I just had to buy one as an example of crochet in other parts of the world.