Taiwan Touched My Heart

When I posted this picture on my Facebook page less than a year ago with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau... ...I hoped - but never really imagined it would come true!  Abe and I had been planning our own Thanksgiving visit to Taiwan when I got the invite - completely out of the blue - for this trip.

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I'm so glad we wound up going in the summer; even though it was hot and humid (we had good luck with weather and mosquitos!) it reminded me of everything from my childhood, going with my parents and my brother to visit our family.

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I'm in the yellow dress.  Morgan is in the striped shirt.  My grandparents are behind me, and my Mom is behind my grandfather.  I'm guessing my father took the photo.

I felt my Dad's presence everywhere - from the ubiquitous mopeds...

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...to the street art...

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...even the random things that brought a smile to my face...

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...including this box of cigarettes.   Even though he didn't smoke.

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***UPDATE - You can watch my videos from Taiwan on my YouTube Page***