“To Whom It May Concern;
I, Alexandria, volunteer as tribute to help move in my dearest sister Jordan as she embarks upon this great journey and opens the door to a new chapter of her life. My availabilities include May 1st – May 10th or 11th if need be. I also volunteer to chaperone her around the European Union and professionally document the journey and learning experiences. A blog is an additional option that I am offering.
Looking forward to hearing your response.”
I sent this lovely correspondence to the parental units over spring break and a month later I got a phone call from my mother asking if I was still interested. Although the email was originally sent as a joke, I figure why not take the blog aspect literally and document the experience. It’d be keeping with the travel theme of this site anyways and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of photos to upload and stories to transcribe. Thankfully, wireless internet is a bit more abundant in the area of this years travels as opposed to Nicaragua so the updates on this trip should be a little more timely and relevant. It’s going to be a totally different experience than last year, but new and different has always excited me.
Along by my side on this adventure will be my sister and best friend, Jo. We’ll spend about a week traveling around Germany, Amsterdam and Paris exploring and making memories.
I’ve got packing to do in the am, however, so this is just a quick first post. Today’s trip update: backpacks purchased. If the plane flights purchased weren’t enough, this definitely is. It’s so close and I’m already loosing sleep because I can’t seem to contain my excitement.
Cheers to me learning how to pack “lightly” for this trip, considering I’ll be carrying everything on my back.
Gute nacht, my readers.