Ten More Months...
I wanted to start blogging about the trip, but didn't want to create a whole separate blog page to do so. The following posts will all have the Day one tag on them until we actually go next March. For now I just wanted to be able to share our excitement for our big trip. I'll probably post once a month until closer to leaving. Man, we're so excited!
We planned so much of the trip so early, because it was just so exciting to think about, and now it's kind of dull waiting around, lol. There are things that we can start doing to prep for the trip in another six months, but until then we're just trying to keep the wait from driving us nuts.
Planning the intinerary for the trip was really quite hard. We want to see SO MUCH of both France and Italy apart from their capitol cities, but you can only cram so much into three weeks. If you think that this current itinerary is ambitious, you should have seen the original one, lol! Our whole idea behind this trip is to honestly see and experience as much as we can. Once accomplishing the 'Grand Tour', it will leave options open in the future for places we want to revisit for more intimate stays.
Our choice to go in March of 2009 was fairly simple. I know most people prefer to go when the weather is warmer, but we simply had to stretch our money out as far as possible and choose an off season month. We initially were considering October of 2008, but our work schedules just wouldn't allow three weeks at that time of the year. That left March as the only other off season month that was worth considering. It'll be a little chilly I'm sure, which will leave a small regret in the nostalgic sense of sitting outside on a warm evening sipping on a glass of cognac, but there are many benefits that will erase much of that as well. So March it is! Ten more months!