We’re Going Back to Europe!
We bought the tickets on a whim.
Ok, maybe not so much a whim since I whined and begged and whined some more for three whole days. I sent messages, emails, picture texts and begged and begged and whined. Repeat several times and that was my all consumed goal for three days.
On the morning of the fourth day my loving husband finally said the words I longed to hear “fine, let me check with the boss”. They were followed by: “ok, buy the tickets. Happy?”
The answer was unequivocally: yes!
So I bought three tickets to Amsterdam. Amsterdam because it was in mainland Europe and because that’s where the great people at WOW Airlines were flying to, round trip, for $325.00 USD.
You would think I’d give it a rest and just enjoy the moment. But that’s just not in my nature.
Armed with the certainty of purchased plane tickets I quickly drew up lists. I love lists. Some people collect art, some admire music, I would frame lists if I could.
So I made up lists of places to see and places to go (Amsterdam was only the beginning). I made lists of upcoming events and possible hotels. I spent days consumed by hotel sites, Airbnb and trip advisor reviews. The good thing is that I love planning. This is what I live for: planning our family trips. Well, planning and executing them.
The funny thing about me is that while I am an over planner by nature and a list lover, once I have every detail planned and every unexpected contingency prepared for, I arrive at our destination perfectly happy to throw it all out the window (figuratively). I have no problem going with the flow or totally changing our plans at the last minute, as long as there is an original plan to fall back on. I could plan a ten day trip to Paris down to the last lunch and euro, and then do nothing on the plan once we arrive. I’m just as happy following either option. But the security blanket that is my plan, and planning, are what keep me sane.
And so I purchased tickets… And then made lots and lots of lists… And spent countless hours doing research… I threw myself into our upcoming adventure… Much like I throw myself into any of my little projects: with wild abandon. Every spare second is spent on my current obsession.
Stay tuned for our Border Free Adventures in Europe!