We were not focusing on geography this year – I felt that both of us could use a bit of a break from traveling the globe. I also saw with amusement how quickly unused trivia evaporates from daughter’s head. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t do anything at all. We read many books about different countries, played with our globe and talked about world events if they were “age-appropriate” (no mention of Osama Bin Laden here). Now I finally feel like returning to country studies. The final push came from finding the set of country GeoCards on sale in Barnes & Noble. It made me realize how little even I know about some countries that made it to the list of 50 biggest countries in the world, so I figured that traveling this list in the next 12 months will be fun. Anna was very excited about this, and randomly pulled the card for the first stop – Morocco. This time I also want to maintain some sort of a scrapbook for our country travels, so she can revisit it later at will. I am also excited about participating in international postcard exchange hosted by Playing by the Book this year. There is still time to sign up if anyone is interested. It would be great to receive mail from some of the countries on my list. And I am also looking to participating again in History/Geography exchange at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn and in the new geography feature at Mama Smiles.