Andy & Bev Fraser's Travel World

34 years of our "UnTour" Adventures
Content cat in Ephesus
Our journeys are as close as we can come to a good old fashioned no rushing, relaxed time with good companions. This is our 35th year of doing it our way. Hope you can join us. Andy & Bev
15th century decor in Grand Bazaar
Turkish Tulip design
Busy doing nothing...
To the surprise of no one, we will not be journeying through Turkey in October. This mess the world is in is far from being on its last legs. In fact, here in B.C. we’ve been told there will be no international travel before November. Besides, who in their right mind would want to sit for hours masked and who knows what else for hours on end inside a long metal tube. This will be the first time in the past 35 years we will not be heading over the pond which is taking some getting used to.

Busy doing nothing…

In the meantime we continue our stay at home routine going slightly ‘do-lally’ (a great old Scottish expression) and trying to discover new ways of doing nothing. Reminds me of an old Bing Crosby song from the movie ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court’.

We’re busy doing nothing,

working the whole day through,

trying to find lots of things not to do.

We’re busy going nowhere,

isn’t it just a crime,

we’d like to be unhappy -

but we never do have the time...”

This delightful movie was from 1949 and was based on a whimsical 1889 novel by the American Humorist Mark Twain.

Ah well, who knows what tomorrow will bring. Meanwhile we’re already pondering 2021, depending of course on what the world will be like when we hit next year. Maybe some exotic destination? Probably not. We’re just not too sure how excitement we’ll be able to take. If you have any ideas, pass them on and we’ll take a good look.

While it’s not international travel, we have been tracking down old friends and traveling companions which has been most enjoyable. Also digging out some old books (since we can’t get in book stores at the present) and taping old movies from some of the movie channels, as well as staring glassy eyed at some awful TV shows.

Things Bev discovered we could do...

But – later this week – or even later if we can stall a bit – it will be an attack on old photos, and slides (remember them?} from 35 years worth of tours. We have already made a good dent in other old family photos. Hundreds if not thousands of them, many with no notes as to who these people may be, or notes on the back such as: “Here I am on the beach at Aberdeen with some lovely folk from Luncarty”. Who the “I” is – no idea. Many, many like that. Even found an old ‘tin type’ photo (which was a print directly to specially treated sheets of metal.)

So now, the tour pics beginning from 1986. Boxes (not organized of course) of old prints, polaroids, slides to be ‘organized’. It should be fun, sort of, and it will be somewhat easier than Bev’s terrible habit of the past few weeks of cleaning everything in sight. Mind you, our condo just glistens while I whimper with aches and pains in a corner!

But the big thing is we have not lost our desire to see new places, revisit some old ones and to discover more of our world.

Hope you feel the same and we’ll be in touch soon.

Andy & Bev