I’m leaving for Europe tomorrow!! (Hopefully. I have this constantly lurking fear that any time I go to the airport, the TSA officer will look down her nose at my passport and say ‘you? Oh we don’t let your kind in here’. Then she will wave her arms for the big burly security officers to throw me out the gracefully sliding doors– but I digress. I’m leaving for Europe tomorrow!! Yay!)
It feels strange to only be taking a little backpack and going for only 10 days. I keep feeling like I’m forgetting something. Toothbrush? Check. Plane snackies? Check. Hello Kitty neck pillow? Check. What more do you really need? After all, according to Douglas Adams all a hitchhiker really needs is a towel. And I’ve packed that.
Maybe the reason I’m so anxious is that I feel like a middle-aged woman getting into the dating game again. I’m so out of practice traveling. I feel like I need to buy a bunch of cool gadgets and mini travel bottles of shampoo and anti-bacterial hand gel to fit in with the rest of the ‘cool’ traveling crowd (although I haven’t bought a ‘passport pouch’ yet and I will defend my travel-size addiction– mini shampoos are cute!). I’m a mom now. All of my jeans have mysteriously turned into mom jeans. I have baby puke on most of my luggage. But hey, I’m also a traveller. Those worlds collide, right? I hope these ten days will prove me correct.
I may or may not write many posts while I am abroad, depending on computer availability. But I am taking a journal and plan to take copious notes. Then when I get back maybe I can get this blog rolling again!
All the best, peeps! See you on the other side…