Who are We?

I was turning 60 last year, so we all thought what about a holiday overseas.  It was up to me which one we did.  So then the confusion started. Do we do a cruise, a train trip or a bus trip or combine them. The house was filled with travel brochures and any spare time I had would be reading them, marking them and then charging my mind.  By the time I had made my mind up (and that can be hard to do) all tours for 2015 were booked out. So I chose a cruise that left Basel in July 2016 up  the Rhine to Amsterdam  for 7 days and stay a few days in Paris.  It was decided that we would stay another couple of days in Paris and stay a night in Zürich on the way to our cruise. As I had a much longer trip and we wanted to be bright eyed and full of energy for the cruise.

Just before the bookings closed I asked my long time friend Lyn to join us.  She jumped at the chance.  The two of us talked every day on Facebook about what we were taking, buying etc.  So excited.

Unfortunately 7 weeks before we were due to fly my dear friend had a freak accident that ended with broken leg foot etc with plates and several screws.

First Tip: Always make sure you have travel insurance.

Every week the 3 of us were emailing and phoning each other to discuss what were we going to pack so we would share the load.  I hadn’t traveled since 1999, when I went to the States for 4 weeks. Before that I had been to Thailand a lifetime ago and Great Britain back when I was 16. My 2 older sisters have traveled a bit more than me.  My sister Paula had been to Europe many times and the last time to Paris was only 4 years ago. Muriel the eldest, has been to Egypt, Hawaii , London, Paris and Singapore.

3 Sisters would we fight, argue, or just enjoy the time together ?  Who are we?

Muriel, the eldest, a widow, a teacher, mother of 3 children, several grandchildren and great grand children. Loves to dance and sing and plays the piano.

Paula, married and still in love with her hubby Mike,  mother of 3 children, 2 grandchildren. Loves to travel, garden and my co partner with the wine.

Bree – me,   single (divorced but it was a long time ago) Mother of 2 children.  Loves to read, dance, walk the dogs, Tai Chi and help Paula finish the bottle of wine. Travel, my heart now wants to travel and travel I will.

This blog is about our Trip to Europe, the funny bits, the not so funny and the wonderful places and things we saw and did.  The people we met on the trip, the long-lasting friendships.

There will be tips on what to take, what to leave at home.

What we found to work for us and what didn't.

 

Published by Bree Dixon