I was in my thirties with four kids before I went anywhere besides Mexico for a weeks vacation. I've been fortunate to have traveled a lot since then,especially in the area of Europe.
Which I love.
However, I'm finding out a few things about myself as I get older. I kind of like routine. I like to get up around the same time every morning and feel refreshed not jetlagged. I like to have a soy latte before breakfast. Then check my mail. Then eat breakfast, the same thing everyday - musli and 1% milk. I work and then eat lunch (usually granola and yogurt). I work some more and have another soy latte. After dinner I wind down with a glass of wine and maybe some TV. I go to bed at the same time and read until I'm tired, usually sleeping by 11:00.
Basically, I've gotten boring.
Traveling entails less sleep and more sitting, which also brings on some *ahem* digestive issues.
And living out of a suitcase and hoping there's going to be an opportunity to do laundry at some point.
My saving grace is McCafe! I know, I can't believe it either. Starbucks is only found in airports and big cities. If you aren't aware, McDonalds is taking over the world, and McCafe sells soy latte! And these great little birdfood like cookies.
I don't want to come off as a whiner. I love seeing new places, meeting new people, experiencing new cultures. I feel very blessed that I get to do what I do. I'm even managing to squeeze in some writing and time on the internet, though it sparse.
A couple days ago we stopped at a town called Schwabish Halle. It's an in-tact medieval town, and I admit, really cool to see.
|this is not disneyland|
|old world, new car|
|black forest cake and coffee seemed fitting|