Europe Part Deux

And so we begin again.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca, Roman Philosopher, Mid-1st Century CE

After a whirlwind of last minute preparations, seeing friends and family, and attending the wedding of our niece, we flew from Vancouver to London on April 9th.  The airline we chose (American Airlines) is currently in bankruptcy, but that didn’t seem to affect the service (still bad).

Packing was as daunting as it has been in the past.  I’d assumed that it would get easier each time, but no such luck.  This time I’m bringing mountaineering gear, so we needed to pay for an extra bag on the plane.

I’m full of anticipation for the journey ahead.  Although we’ve been to Europe before, there is still so much to see.  How do we find the right balance between seeing and being, between racing and pacing?  I do look forward to being here in the spring and summer, and to the sunshine and warmth we longed for on our last trip.

Because we’ve traveled by motorhome in Europe before, I’m not as nervous about the challenges we’ll face.  We’re more experienced and better prepared.  Diane seems to be equally tense, but the prospect of seeing Paris soon seems to steady her.

I look forward to sharing our journey with you.  By doing so, I hope that we can learn, grow, and be inspired together.

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8 Responses to Europe Part Deux

  1. Annette says:

    We look forward to your blogs. In the hopes that one day we will be able to see a small fraction of what you are enjoying each day. Plus we have so much more time to read since the Canucks won’t be playing every second night in the playoffs.

    • What the heck happened to the Canucks? We left the country for 5 minutes, and they’re out of the playoffs. Just think how much training and packing (and blog reading/commenting) you can get done now!

  2. Linda Mantei says:

    Yes: I agree with Annette.
    Have a great trip Patrick and Diane, I look forward to your blogs.
    You will love Paris. It is a beautiful city.

  3. Norma Calvert says:

    Hey you two. Have a great time. Keep us posted I am enjoying trying to keep up with you from Kenya.
    Love Aunty Norma

  4. glad your back in the saddle and looking forward to reading your blogs

  5. to be or not to be….. that is the question

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