Monday, July 31, 2006
Mixed Thoughts About Europe
I spend too much of my spare time thinking about vacation destinations. In the last year, I've looked into some very ambitious trips to Tanzania, Mongolia, Chile, Japan and New Zealand. But so far they have been just thoughts in my mind or perhaps a few calls to travel agents. In between thinking of these exotic places, I often reconsider the idea of traveling to Europe. But I'm torn. For me, Europe is a place we'll be able to visit when we're 60 or 80 (assuming we live that long, touch wood), so why go there now? Mr. Octopus has never been to France or Italy. Wouldn't it be nice to go? Or should we go somewhere less developed, somewhere less traveled?