Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Traveling far from family and friends can be difficult (adventurous and exciting, yes). But there are days where you just want to tackle-hug your brother or cuddle up on the couch with your sister for a cute movie.

On those days, you need a way to connect with your loved ones, even when you’re far away.

I don’t know what that will mean for you, but I can share what I did.

It all started with a photo that my mom snapped of my sister and me posing with a stone lion in front of the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. We claimed to be teaching the severe lion how to roar.

 

Searching for Lions

And then, a few months later, when I was in Europe, I began to notice a lot of stone lions. This began my quest to find a lion in every new place I visited to send to my sister.

For my part, it made me feel closer to my sister despite being separated by an ocean and 6 time zones.

France:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Italy:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Austria:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Yes, you recognize right. This was in the Sound of Music.

Czech Republic:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

I wasn’t sure that I’d fine a stone lion in Prague so I opted for second best…a fish fountain.

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Found it!

Finland:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

I searched high and low in Helsinki for a stone lion, and all I found were four sea lions. I guess, that’s a lion!

Estonia:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

Austria (the Alps):

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

It’s the alps. I just needed a picture for my sister.

Spain:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

England:

Connecting With Family While Traveling: The Stone Lion

 

And that concludes my lion photos. Now, go out and take a lion photo and send it to me!

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