All Work and No Play

All Work and No Play

This past fall I was in Fort Lauderdale, reputed to be among the ten best beach resorts in America. Wonder how I got there? I love travel. I love going to new places, meeting new people and getting to know about how different people do things. Leaving home and travelling both by road and air for two days before reaching my destination was an adventure for me. It is like taking a vacation. Taking time off your normal routine to see the world.

Besides, this time, I had the privilege to travel half the way with my first daughter, Aversh, she was on her way to Geneva to attend a workshop for medical doctors at the World Health Organization (WHO), Headquarters. She won a prize for an online course for doctors organized by the WHO. Her dad worked for the WHO at the time she was born and it is great that she was visiting the Headquarters, a place her father visited many times.

She was given a ticket, paid boarding and lodging and per diem for one week. The best part of it, by sheer coincidence, we got to travel on the same Lufthansa air flight from Abuja to Frankfurt before jumping on connection flights with me heading for Florida and Aversh to Geneva. We got to catch up on a lot of topics lying dormant because of the relaxation travelling on the same air flight gave us.

While we were away, her kid sister, Zaza played “Mom”, looking after her son and daughter, Ayo and Kisa (six and three), Aversh’s kids who are always overjoyed to be with her. That was a blast for us all. Talk of synchronicities and serendipities. We had it all. Seeing new places, being with new people, having fun with people we love. We look forward to such new opportunities everyday.

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