Friday, October 5, 2012

And Away We Go

I have some exciting news today (which probably won't surprise a single one of you, since I think I can count my readers on my two hands, and you all already know this...)

We are heading out on a big adventure tomorrow--we will be exploring France and Switzerland, seeing family on my side, tracing family ties on his, and enjoying all the food and wine those countries have to offer.
I have wanted to go to Paris for so long--it seems like such a romantic city.  It will be so fun to get to experience it for the first time together!  I'm also very excited to trace our family history on Will's side, as his ancestors are from the Provence and Languedoc regions in southern France.  And it goes without saying that we will enjoy some hilarious family shenanigans with my cousin, aunt, and uncle in Switzerland.

Thank you, thank you plentiful airline miles!

I will be working diligently on my photography skills--both my manual settings and my photographic eye, so I hope to return home with several awesome shots like the (borrowed) one above.

Photo taken eight years ago when I visited my Swiss family
Another exciting part of this trip is that we are having house guests while we are away, just like AirBnB!  I tidied up the binder we keep with maps from all our adventures--hiking and biking trails from the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Presidio, etc.  I also promised an impressively stocked fridge of season beer.  I am anxious to hear about their adventures while they stay at our conveniently located, humble abode.  (Maybe they will even do a guest post?)

I plan to check in over the next several days (likely with 100 phone-camera photos of French pastries just to tease you), and I look forward to editing the real photos to share when we are back.

In the mean time, I'm signing off with the only French phrase I know:

Où est le vin rouge?

(PS: Wish me luck in learning a few other useful phrases.)


  1. If one hasn't already the AirBnB accomodations, how to do so? Sounds like a pretty good deal.

  2. Bon Voyage! Can't wait to hear about your travels, see your photos, wish we were drinking Garrigue wine with you...


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