Six weeks from today, on March 10, Ellen and I depart on a new adventure. Lord willing, we will park our RV in Arizona on that date and board a plane for an extended trip to Europe. In preparation for that, I have added a new tab to our website. In addition to the original blog section, there is now a new tab on the end, entitled “International Travel.” This is where I will post pictures from our upcoming trip.
We have been very blessed, and this is not our first trip to Europe. In 2014, we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Early the following year, to honor that occasion, we took what we thought might be our only trip to the continent, highlighted by a celebration dinner on the Eiffel Tower. We were so energized by that trip that Europe has lured us back several times, but always under the time constraints of having to be back to work in 2 weeks or less. And the last time we went, Ellen’s knee was so bad that she was seriously restricted and had to forego many adventure opportunities.
So this year, equipped with a new knee, unfettered by vacation restrictions, and cognizant of the “if not now, when?” window of opportunity, we have planned our most ambitious trip ever, with visits to 9 different European countries. We will give more details on the trip, which has been almost a year in the planning, as the time draws closer.
Between now and the time we leave, I will post pictures of our previous European trips, priming this section of the blog. Entries will be consistent with how we have captured our domestic adventures. By that I mean we will stick to the 10 best pictures from each location, with the index being updated to be able to find particular locations.
We realize we have been tremendously blessed to be able to travel like this, and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity. As always, we hope these pictures will motivate others to want to see more of the adventure opportunities in God’s great world.
If you are interested, we are happy to have you along for the ride. As Rick Steves (a travel guide whose suggestions we frequently follow) would say, “Keep on traveling.” We are happy to heed that advice.