If you'll excuse my lack of consistent interesting blog posts. A lot has happened lately. Saturday afternoon Kevin was offered a job in Omaha! He will be moving at the end of this month. With that being said, we were able to start booking our elopement!
Sunday night we were able to book our plane tickets to Europe After that, I had to stop because I simply couldn't handle the stress of all the planning that was going to take place in the next 3 months (actually, a little less than 3 months). Monday night after work, I was determined to get things set. I booked our hotel in London, our hotel in Paris, a super cool hostel in Athens that came highly recommended from my cousin (a private room in the hostel). I booked the chunnel from London to Paris, the short flight from Paris to Venice, and the flight from Rome to Athens. We also have our contracts signed for our photographers. We have one lined up in London, and one in Paris.
My planning has a system, promise. I have 3 excel workbooks going, with our budget, our actual spending, and the dates of traveling and transportation. My excel obsession is no laughing matter.
What we don't have: We haven't gotten our Eurail to travel around Italy yet, nor have we booked any places to stay in Italy. Why? I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm still learning this concept of the Eurail (thanks to my friends who have traveled in Europe much more than I have). I feel like I've done a lot of Europe traveling, until I realized, I really haven't.
I went to France when I was in 6th grade, on an exchange program. We were in a little city in France, and only spent a couple hours in Paris. My sister and I went to London and Scotland the summer after my Sophomore year in college, but she had just been back from a few months in Europe, so she planned all of our travel and hostels. Not to mention, we never used Eurail.