Wednesday, April 25, 2012

T-Minus 28 Days....

It's almost time for our two month long Grand European Adventure!!

Two little blue passports arrived in the mail the other day, and I think they look mighty fine sitting there next to mine, although it breaks my heart majorly, knowing that Will's maroon-colored passport isn't thrown in the mix - he will be severely missed during the time that we're gone!

Other than stocking Louisa May (that would be my Kindle) with mass quantities of LM Montgomery, and getting my itsy-bitsy baby's kindergarten registration stuff in order, I haven't done much to prep for this trip. I should probably think about what to pack besides the books ... yeah, that might be something to think about so I don't show up in only t-shirts and skirts and sundresses, like I did the last time we went to the UK and Sweden in the summer, only to be smacked in the face with cold weather and rain. Whoops.

But YOU GUYS, have you seen the article, from the New York Times, broken down by the Everyday Minimalist, in which a flight attendant demonstrates how to fit enormous amounts of stuff - enough for a 10-day trip - into a carry-on? (thanks for the link, Pinterest!)


I can't wait to try it.

Also, why the Grand European Adventure title, unlike the previous Grand UK Adventure title? Because we're going to a whole bunch of places!

*faints dead away from excitement*

Gracie's heart has been set on visiting Paris someday, so I figured while we're so close, let's pop over for a visit with the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa. I talked to my MIL and she said, "Let's totes do it! In fact, let's road trip our way to Sweden and go all over the place!"*

*(not an exact quote)

Have I mentioned that I ADORE road trips? I think I need to get about a million extra memory cards for my camera...

And I think it's time I finished my Grand Spring Cleaning Adventure because the last couple months went by too fast for me to even remember to blog about them, and I know the next month will go by even faster. Yikes!

Happy Wednesday, folks!



Laura Pauling said...

What an awesome trip! Take lots of pictures!

Meeling said...'re going to have sooooo much fun!!

ps...I don't travel a lot but can go for up to 2 weeks with just a carry on - it takes a little creativity but it's so worth it to not be hauling around a huge suitcase!

Anita said...

So excited for you!!! And about following that packing link!!! (Thanks)

April said...

Soooooo, since you're gonna get all your clothes and what-not in a carry on, then I can contort myself into a big suit case that you check and go with...RIGHT???

beka said...

ohmygoodness! have fun!!! take pics and make sure to blog about it, kay?

The Hockman Girl said...

Oh, Marisa!!! I am so happy for you! It sounds like a grand adventure indeed! Only a little jealous! And hope you and the girls have a fabulous time!

Kitty (The Hockman Girl)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Have a fantastic time! We wanted to take the girls to London this year, but there was this Olympic thing going on over the summer and turns out it'll be a bit crowded. Maybe another year.

Post lots of pictures!

Sabrina West said...

Sounds amazing! I did my own european trip by train after I graduated from college. Sweden is absolutely amazing.

Have tons of fun!

Chris said...

Hi Marisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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