The first four months of our European trip
I have been waiting over a year to write these words:
We are leaving for Europe today.
Today! We are, as you read this, sitting on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship with Chewy and Abby in the kennels on the 12th deck. In one week, we will arrive in Southampton, England. Our plans tend to be as volatile as Lady Gaga's fashion choices but right now our 13-month European leg looks like this:
- August: Cotswolds and Cornwall, England
- September: Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
- October: Cannes, France; Alba, Italy (for the truffle festival); and Tuscany, Italy
- November: Sorrento and Rome, Italy; somewhere in Wales
- December: London, England
- January: Mexico (for a wedding); then to Croatia
- February: Croatia
- March: Bosnia; Austria
- April: Germany; Holland
- May: Belgium; France
- June: France; Ireland
- July: Ireland; Scotland
- August: Scotland
- September 2012: Back to the United States
If you're wondering why we're mostly sticking to western Europe, it's because we have limitations regarding where we can bring the dogs, as well as our own Schengen zone limitations that complicate the picture (you can read all about these complications over here at The Road Unleashed). And, yes, there are so many places that we wish we could include in this trip - we are especially sad that we will be missing out on Portugal and Switzerland (though we might try to squeeze Switzerland in somewhere).
Our EasyCanvasPrints.com canvas
To celebrate the kick-off of our European leg, we have partnered with EasyCanvasPrints.com to give away an 8 x 10 canvas print of any photograph that you desire. I am absolutely in love with the print that we ordered from them and I think you'll be very happy with any canvas print that you order, as well.