Saturday, March 12, 2011

Preparations

It is finally here..
well, almost!

I have been waiting for our trip to Europe. this stretch from the time we returned from Christmas break, to this next break, is 11 weeks. Most other breaks, besides the long summer break, is about 8 weeks.
So, I have been planning our trip to Europe since, oh...about the end of January, and it is almost here! We leave next Friday.

My son is going on a middle school trip to Switzerland on Wednesday. I think these types of trips for children, where there is some degree if responsibility and learning how to cope without your parents always on top of everything, is so beneficial. I believe they help build confidence and reliability on yourself. He will get to tour the United Nations in Geneva, as well as hike up Mount Zermatt. He will be staying in a secure and beautiful setting...and we are thinking of coming back here for a summer camp for both children.

My husband, daughter and I are leaving a few days later, and exploring around some first. Before we pick him up, we will drive around the southern coast of France, past Monaco and Nice, on our way from Marseille to Genova, Italy. Then we drive over the Alps to arrive at his camp. We continue on spending a night or two in Interlaken and Luzern. We will drop off the car in Zurich and enjoy a few days in Paris and Amsterdam.

It should be a whirlwind tour, but I am so excited. I will have much to post about upon my return. I will take a lot of photos I am sure so get ready for some long posts!
Hope you all enjoy the weekend~

9 comments:

FancyHorse said...

Have a wonderful European trip! It sounds great!

Betty said...

Sounds so exciting! Hope you stay safe with all that driving and have a wonderful time!

mythopolis said...

It sounds like a wonderfully stimulating trip!! I'll look forward to the photos and the stories!

Abby said...

That sounds lovely! Switzerland is SO beautiful (at least, I remember loving it...but I was 11 when I visited). Eat some chocolate!

Gabriela said...

Ok, I'm jealous. Enjoy those field trips-Margarita has yet to have one this year.

Have a ball!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun and a nice time of the year to be traveling too. Have a wonderful time and takes tons of photos for us BG. xo Lynn

Jientje said...

You're heading our way, how wonderful! Have fun BJ!

Stickup Artist said...

That does sound wonderful. I can just imagine your anticipation and can't wait to hear all your stories and see photos of all the places you visit. Have a great time!

BLOGitse said...

Europe - me too - to Helsinki, Finland! hah! :)
Switzerland is a beautiful country...
You could plan your next trip to Scandinavia: Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark....Ferry trip from Helsinki to Stockholm is beautiful in summer. A must.

Enjoy your holiday!!!