Note from the craft, in the air, some 4 k over northern Canada.
31.03.2014 - 01.04.2014
Hi. this is a blog, our Europe travel blog. I never thought if write one, always found it odd to write a journal to publish online for others to read. I thought of blogs like I did of reality TV shows, "are people's lives so boring that they spend hours escaping into those of others?" But, enough people have asked. And the journal that I keep meaning to write in is sadly still a book of blank pages, so for all these reasons, for me, for you, and for our little Zadie Lou, we are going to keep a travel blog.
And, here we are. Two hours into our ten hour flight from Vancouver o Munich. Lufthansa's pilots go on strike tomorrow, so while we heaved a sigh of relief that we would cross the Atlantic as planned, I learned once on board that our previously very empty flight is now full. We are sitting at the front, where they provide a very neat and cozy bassinet that hangs on the wall in front of us. That part is great, but it means that we are now sharing the front row with two other young children and another baby. Suffice to say it's not as quiet as I had hoped!
Oh but dear Zadie. She sleeps, and stirs, in the bassinet in front of Dan and me. The flight from Victoria went better than we could have imagined. She looked around, smiled at every body, looked out the window at the islands and clouds, and nursed or played with her soother toy the whole way. She had a nap on me at yvr, then played delightfully on my lap as we had a beer and a bite at Milestones just beside our gate.
So get this: all our air stewards thus far are... Just that. Air stewards. No ladies. All very nice, very dare I say "schöne" men. Boys. Somewhere between boys and men. Well groomed. You get my gist. Nothing more than.., interesting. And fun.
Dan and I just cheersed with our after dinner Baileys... yes life is good. Really good. We left the house packed and ready for our sublettees, in the past week we've weeded the garden, planted seeds and edged the lawn, I got my taxes done, most of our wedding is planned, and so while Victoria is not an easy place to leave, it was a graceful departure and we are excited about our upcoming adventures and life in Europe.
Before I sign off for today, for those of you I haven't told, our itinerary is as follows:
April 1-30: Vienna, Austria
May 1-4: Ljubljana. Capital of Slovenia.
May 4-16: Dalmatian coast, Croatia. We'll be on an island, not sure yet which. Fly out of Zadar
May 16-19: Frankfurt, Germany
May 19- June 3: Berlin, Germany
June 3 - 14: Copenhagen (and elsewhere) in Denmark
June 14 we fly home!
And... Why you might Ask? Well, why not? I'm on maternity leave, I lived in Vienna and Berlin in 2001 and just love them both, and Dan now works for Grin tech so will be networking with bike shops and ebike dealers in Europe... Works out well with Germany and Austria being the worlds' fastest growing e-bike markets in the world.
Right on friends and family. More to come. Bis spater!