So as I write this, I’m quite excited! Today, I leave for my summer vacation to Europe, whoohoo! I can’t believe how quickly this day has come, but I’m very happy it’s here. I have my passport, ticket, my Eurail pass, and a fairly loose itinerary. I’ve also packed way too much, but that’s not uncommon- I still haven’t figured out the art of packing light :S. That said, I have to be prepared for anything and everything. Three weeks is a long time, and it’s going to involve traipsing and galavanting through parts of France, Germany and Denmark. I’ll be meeting up with family and friends each step of the way, and spending time with everyone is what I look forward to the most :). First stop- Paris!
There are two significant events that I will be missing in Calgary while I am away:
1) The Calgary Stampede. It’s not that I dislike the Stampede – it’s fun and stuff – but I am very happy to be avoiding everything related to ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ll miss the free Stampede breakfasts. Everything tastes good when it’s free!
2) The Royal Couple!! During their tour of Canada, William and Kate will be stopping by the Ward of the 21st Century, which is located in my work building, right across the hall!! Go University of Calgary! Unfortunately I’ll miss the opportunity to catch a short glimpse of them :(. I think I’ll be okay though.