By Kara Shaner - Guest Writer
The great traveler, Ibn Battuta once said, “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Stories, who doesn’t love a great story? But what makes a great storyteller? Experience, passion, the ability to relate to an audience? When I think back to the best stories I’ve ever heard, I was captivated by the details and transported back to the event that transpired. Travel creates new experiences, transforming us all into storytellers. Stories that become our life’s narrative. The details of memories’ past and tales of generations to come.
When I first heard the name Kara Rogers, my youngest son Aaron, was calling home from college to say hello, but that was a guise for what he eventually got around to as the real reason he called. I suspected that something else was coming even though I did not know what that was.
Ashley is a pretty and sweet 2nd cousin of mine. Or, is she a 1st cousin once removed? She is the daughter of my 1st cousin Jennifer. Ashley has always had a love for all thing’s music. She is a guitar player, a mandolin player and plays the piano. Truth be known she could probably play anything she wanted to. And she sings! Did I say how good Ashley is at singing? She’s amazing!