I Want to Backpack Europe!

Happy Thursday!

I have a new dream! I want to backpack Europe with Emily, Coree, and Heaven. The plan would be to speak every few nights in several of the major cities, video blog every day, skype preach back to Destiny Family Center every Sunday, spend quality time with my beloved family, and animate my life experience by 100 times!

Where did I come up with this hyper dream? I was inspired by a new twitter friend, Rachel Reed! She backpacked Europe a few years ago and blogged about it. (Photo above-Rachel in Switzerland) You guys should check out Rachel’s blog… it’s so similar to mine-fun, powerful, and highly addictive. (If I do say so myself-lol)

Actually, I was first inspired by my son Coree Balsamo… he’s been wanting to do something like this for many years. Not only that, my family is all about adventure and we LOVE to hike! So, it’s on the bucket list for the NEAR future and with the grace of God, we’re going to make this happen.

Your thoughts? Your wild dreams? Let’s generate some imagination on this post!!

Just like every morning, I prayed for you with tremendous passion. I sincerely hope you feel the difference all day long.

Have a great day everyone!

With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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10 thoughts on “I Want to Backpack Europe!

  1. hey…your enthusiasm reminds me of a song sung by TobyMac, called "City on Our Knees". Here are the lyrics if you are unable to listen to it on YouTube.com…may you be inspired by the lyrics to take "the limits and chains off" of God that He may show Himself more real than ever before! (Sometimes we limit God with our humanistic flaws, but God is faithful, alive and unconditional!)

    "City on Our Knees"

    If you gotta start somewhere why not here

    If you gotta start sometime why not now

    If we gotta start somewhere I say here

    If we gotta start sometime I say now

    Through the fog there is hope in the distance

    From cathedrals to third world missions

    Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave

    Tonight’s the night

    For the sinners and the saints

    Two worlds collide in a beautiful display

    It’s all up tonight

    When we step across the line

    We can sail across the sea

    To a city with one king

    A city on our knees

    A city on our knees

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

    If you gotta start somewhere why not here

    If you gotta start sometime why not now

    If we gotta start somewhere I say here

    If we gotta start sometime I say now

    Through the fog there is hope in the distance

    From cathedrals to third world missions

    Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave

    Tonight’s the night

    For the sinners and the saints

    Two worlds collide in a beautiful display

    It’s all love tonight

    When we step across the line

    We can sail across the sea

    To a city with one king

    A city on our knees

    A city on our knees

    Oh-oh-oh

    Tonight could last forever

    We are one choice from together

    Tonight could last forever

    Ooh

    Tonight could last forever

    We are one choice from together

    As family

    We’re family

    Oh Tonight could last forever

    We are one choice from together

    You and me

    Ya, you and me

    Tonight’s the night

    For the sinners and the saints

    Two worlds collide

    In a glorious display

    Cuz its all love tonight

    When we step across the line

    We can sail across the sea

    To a city with one king

    A city on our knees

    A city on our knees

    Oh oh oh

    A city on our knees

    A city on our knees

    Oh oh oh

    If we gotta start somewhere why not here

    If we gotta start sometime why not now

  2. I want to gooooooooo!

    only can I get an electric scooter and ride next to yall?

    I don't think I can walk that far lol

  3. Ok so I have a ton of things I want to do but one thing I AM doing this year is skydiving! Woohoo and Deborah is going with me! 🙂

  4. I want to spend a week at Nagshead beach with my family, catch some fish and kill some deer. but my biggest adventure will start in August, I so can not wait to become a dad. I have dreamed about that sinse I was a kid. Praise God it's finnally going to happen.:)

    • Skydiving YES! Nagshead YES! Adventure, adventure, adventure. Heaven, no on the scooter… you're can handle the walking, maybe we'll bike for some of the journey. 🙂

  5. I want to do the same,but in Asia with my husband for 3-6months!I want to ride elephants,collect art,learn how to cook Asian food,make jewellery and just chill out.Sort of like Julia Roberts in Eat,Pray,Love,without the Asian spiritualism.I just love the depth of beauty and culture that lies in Asia,and I can't wait to experience it.Asians also love colour so they are my kind of people:-)

    • Sounds like a beautiful plan, Lucianna! Maybe we can connect with you guys after Europe! My 18 year old daughter is addicted to elephants! Asia would be fun. 🙂

  6. This is indeed an addictive blog.

    Also inspiring for me to write more and expand my own writing.

    Europe would be fun to pack.

    Want to finish a lot more of our great nation as well. Not the cities but the countryside, the trails, the farms the ranches.

    Marty

    • Marty, I agree with you about the countryside's, the trails, the farms, and the ranches! I just noticed you have a blog… I'm going now to check it out!! Happy writing, happy living friend! 🙂