We're getting ready to depart on our summer holiday. We're lucky to be heading on a last-minute trip to Europe, it's been a lot of rushed co-ordination - finding accommodation, planning where we're going and what we're going to do. Most of it is a stab in the dark, with our fingers crossed that we'll enjoy it. The way that things work for us here is that we don't often get the luxury of planning trips off in the distance, finding the perfect location and best accommodation. It generally happens like this - we've got time off in two weeks, quick where should we go, where can we afford flights to? And off we go.
It's fun and I feel so fortunate we're able to do things like this, a surprise trip to Europe is an amazing luxury - 4 countries in two weeks. From Australia, flying anywhere with 3 kids is prohibitively expensive and it just wouldn't happen for us.
I am feeling nervous, mainly because we will be driving more than 2000km in our journey. It's not the driving that worries me, it's getting lost. I have such a fear of getting lost, making wrong turns and not knowing where I'm going. Give me a map and I'm pretty good navigator, but I start worrying straight away that I'll misjudge the route.
There's no better feeling than being on the right track and knowing exactly where you are. I'm not one of those people who go "wow, we're lost but this place we've found is amazing" I'll be secretly fretting about finding my way back to the right road.
I'm going to try and not worry this trip, instead I'm going to enjoy the scenery and soak up where where we are, but I'm guessing I'll still have sweaty palms each time we head off in the car.