Last weekend was amazing. I got to spend some much needed girl time with one of my best friends, Lindsey. We have known each other since 1st grade when she and her family moved here from Florida. Our mothers grew up together and are best friends as well. Pretty cool.
|Please excuse the blurry pictures as they were taken with my iphone.|
She and her husband just got back from an eleven day vacation where they spent Christmas in London and New Years in Paris. How amazing is that? They brought spicy mustard and cheese from Paris that we got to try – délicieux! As we were going through their pictures, it really took me back to our honeymoon. You can read more about that here. If you ever get the chance to travel to Europe, do it! You won’t regret it. I love it there because the history is so rich. One thing I really love about London and Paris is the architecture. Everything there is preserved unlike here in the states. We have some older buildings, but nothing like London and Paris. It is truly breathtaking.
|Notre Dame in Paris, France|
As we were talking and catching up, we decided we were going to drag our husbands back to Europe in the summer of 2014. We want to wait until then so that we have time to save money. We aren’t sure exactly where we are going to go, but Germany, France and Ireland are in the mix. I can’t wait to
brush up on learn German and brush up on relearn my high school level French. Luckily they speak English in Ireland…and most every where else since most kids are required to learn multiple languages in Europe. They are very cultured people. It made me feel kind of dumb going over there and only knowing English while EVERYONE spoke fluent English in France.
I can’t wait to continue planning our big trip and studying up on the history of the places we will go. Ryan and Lindsey are both huge history buffs so I have some catching up to do. If any of you have recommendations on cities, restaurants, museums to visit, books to read, etc. please let me know! I know several of my readers are in Europe so I’d love advice!
Hopefully we will be able to do a big trip this year as well. Ryan and I have been talking about going somewhere this summer. What good is a passport if it just sits in your closet, right? I’d love to travel so much more than we do, but unfortunately, it can be pretty expensive.
Do you have any big travel plans this year?
Lauren Nelson says
I love Europe too and am dying to go back! The architecture in Europe is one of my favorite things too! If you go to France you must visit Nice, it is my favorite!! Happy Thursday!
Kelly Ann says
Just the names of this post got me, take me back to Europe too!
Sparkles and Shoes
We like to go to Europe once a year if we can…we cancelled one of our trips when we found out we were having one last little one, woot, but now that he's here, we just bring him along. 😉 He likes it there too. 🙂
Ashley Armstrong Krueger says
Don't feel too out of the loop. Most European countries that do not speak English are very eager to become fluent in it. A Man from the church I attend, was asked to do a lecture in France. The students asked him to do it in English instead of French. He asked why and someone replied that English is the language of the internet.
Your Girl for all Seasonings
Such a neat story of friendship – love that your moms were/are also best friends!
Crazy. Im not much of a traveler so I dunno. But im a new follower.