Summer, where art thou?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's been six months since we've traveled anywhere (!) and my feet are itchin' again. It dawned on me recently that we don't actually travel as much as it seems. We save up all our vacation days and money for the one or two big trips we do every year and then never really go anywhere in between. While our friends head off on weekend jaunts to the east or spring break holidays to the west, we don't budge from our little Austin bubble. And, after nearly half a year of sticking around, I'm starting to go a little stir-crazy!

What's worse is that Austin has been getting record rain over the past few weeks that I think it's actually morphing into a geographical copy of Portland. It's rainy and humid and a mosquito wonderland around here, and I can't help but long for the crazy-hot dog days of summer. The plus side to all the rain is that our miniature container garden is flourishing, so we should be set with tomatoes and spinach once summer finally shows up. :)

With the new school year starting in August, I think we'll try to take advantage of our proximity to some awesome American destinations and check out a few new places closer to home. We have a long list of cities and destinations we'd love to visit, so now it's just a matter of getting out of our comfort zone and travel habits to make it happen.

But first, we'll be heading back to France in a few weeks, and I've nearly started packing our bags already, I'm so excited! We'll be visiting most of Gui's family in Paris and then head down to the south to visit with his grandparents. We're hoping to sneak in a quick day-trip to Italy while we're there, but nothing's been solidified, yet. Anyone know of any great north-Italian destinations we should try to see? Anyone know how to make summer get here faster?

See you soon, Paris!

See you soon, gelato!

See you soon, famille!

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