A few years ago, my husband and two of our daughters took a trip to Bozeman, Montana to visit another daughter and her husband. We made quite a trek of it, visiting many interesting landmarks on the way there and back. To record our journey, I took along an old ledger book and recorded our trip in a travel journal/scrapbook. Some of the pages of that journal are being featured in the Autumn 2014 issue of Somerset Memories, available on the newsstands on October 1. I thought I would begin a series to share ALL of the pages of that journal with you, so here is the first installment!
I started out with a map that I charted as we drove, and a picture of the family members that we were headed to visit. I also added fun things that I came across as we went, like the “pull tab to open” from a mailing envelope.
Another page that I did before we even left home was this page inspired by a fast food take out bag that had the words “to go” and reminded me of the childhood rhyme, “one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go!” Since there were four of us going on this trip, it seemed very applicable and was pasted into my book.
Early on, I began contents pages at the back of my ledger so that I could remember the places and materials that I used on each of the pages. I do wish I would have been more diligent in this!
And then we were finally on the road, driving through Kansas, and into Nebraska. I sat in the front passenger seat, pasting in postcards, taking pictures to add later, drawing, painting, and journaling as we went!