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This felt like an appropriate topic for Mothers’ Day. My sister and I created a photo book for our mom this year. She LOVES to have pictures of the ‘lil’ Wolfies’ – sometimes, to our disdain. This year, we decided to indulge her in photos of us from when we were tiny tots to more recent years. I enjoyed flipping through photos and came across tons from trips my mom and I took together. The two of us have a tradition, which we like to call Mother/Daughter Trips; I know, the title is so original : )

I decided to share some of these adventures when my fellow Dd-ers.

The tradition started in 2006, when my mom and I got a crazy urge to go to Italy. Neither of us had been and we both had finished reading the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. (Don’t knock it, I love Dan Brown’s whirlwind novels!) Before we knew it, the two of us were booking our flights and planning a two week journey through Italia: Milan, Florence, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena, and Venice.


The following year took us to LA – my first time on the west coast. From there, we journeyed to the Northwest and hit up Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. Next was Savannah, GA, where we used to always take family vacations. While morbid, it was exciting to visit our family plot in Bonaventure Cemetery, contributing to my love of the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” We substituted martinis for rose wine and did a toast over the grave of poet, Conrad Aiken. After Savannah came Philly and NYC. The future plans are Harry Potter World . . . and the big one to save for is London 2012!



Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.