With the amount of traveling that I do, I needed to find a way to organize the trips in my mind in a fashion that allowed me to retain the memories. Being social, I always meet people. While having a coffee one day, I was pondering the origin of my own name, when it dawned on me that I should organize my expereiences based on who I meet and their surname origins. Thus my website was born and my fingers hit the keys to record.
According to House of Names this is some of the history of the surname, Carlson:
“First found in suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name Carlson itself comes ultimately from the Germanic personal name Carl, which was Latinized as “Carolus.”
So it literally means, the son of Carl. Travelling to Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet a family of Carlson’s. The head of the family owned a prominent photography company. The son, blessed with patience is a physical education teacher in a rougher area of town, as well as a gifted photographer. The wife of Matthew, the Gym teacher is a Chicago personal trainer who even has bootcamps for kids, to teach them how to eat healthy and workout properly and safely. I had a great time meeting them as well as their kids. She also does kids themed parties.
I know what you’re thinking…the ESPN center, what are you 10?
It was actually a great time. Clan Carlson (The adult part of it anyways) and I spent the afternoon drinking at the bar there, and then went to the games. One of the best nights of my trip to say the least.