Happy Friday! This is a happy Friday indeed, because two weeks from this very day….WE WILL BE IN EUROPE!
I honestly cannot believe it’s almost here. I’m kind of freaking out. Months and months of planning, and now we’re two weeks out. I am SO excited and slightly terrified, but I think I’m ready. We’re off to go shopping today to get Dave some cold weather clothes, but other than that I think we’re pretty much good to go. I need to do a few trial runs with my suitcase to make sure I can fit everything in with the weight limit (yikes), but I should be okay. Packing for cold weather is hard- coats are so darn heavy!
Since we’re two weeks away, I thought I’d quickly share a few more details about our itinerary for the month. We’re going to be starting in London, staying with Dave’s family (so nice), with a possible day trip to Oxford. Then we’re off to Paris, where we’ll be staying with a family friend of Dave’s (again, so nice). His friend also has a home in the central region of France, the Auvergne, so we’ll be driving down there for a few days. I cannot wait to see the French countryside! From there we fly to Venice, and then we’ll take the train to Florence. We’re going to rent a car from Florence and do Tuscany for a few days, then make our way to Cinque Terre. Our last stop is Milan, where we hope to head to one of the lakes! It’s about two weeks in Italy total, and we’ll be doing Airbnbs the whole time. I think we found some really amazing ones, so I’ll definitely be sharing details once we get back! I keep having to remind myself that this trip is real and actually happening. I still can’t believe it!
So, if you have any recommendations for any of these cities, I would love to hear them! Restaurants, things to do, places we can’t miss…please let me know! 🙂