Packing. That’s what I’m doing. We leave for two weeks in Europe today and I’m immersed in that getting-ready-to-go stage as I assemble all the clothes and gear we’ll need. It occurred to me in the middle of all this that the contents of my backpack look very different than they did before I started blogging. I’ll be bringing two cameras, and my iPhone, a tripod, a microphone for videos (that didn’t make it into the picture – oops!), not one but two GPS, notebooks, pens of various shades, as well as some reading for inspiration.
I’m going to admit up front that I’ve been more loose about this trip than when we’ve gone on to Europe previously. I have more of an outline than a strict day-to-day plan. But in a way I’m kind of looking forward to that – the kids are older now and have their own opinions about what we should do and I feel more competent to make decisions along the way. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.
My plan for the next few weeks is to send postcards from the road – short posts with photos (and maybe a video or two) that tell you just how much I wish you were with us. And of course when I come back there will be many stories to tell about climbing the biggest dune in Europe our return to the Jardin de Luxembourg.
And now it’s my absolute favorite moment: Time to put all those items in that pack and hit the road. See you soon!