It's been four years since we've done a proper skootcher. We went to my sister Lydia's wedding in 2014, which was in beautiful Estes Park, CO. We road tripped there and back, and visited our friends the Rauenhorsts on the way back. Then we pulled a 12 hour drive, with a few hours sleep at a motel in the middle of nowhere Illinois, followed by a 24 hour drive to get back to Tampa from Minneapolis. Estes and our friends were a great time, and I guess technically a skootcher, but this one is proper.
I had been toying with the idea of going to Europe for a while. When Jessica's USF Art class offered a program to study in France for a month and London for a week, she decided to go. I thought it would be a good time for all of us to go and meet up over there. We even asked if my dad and Darlene wanted to go. They did, albeit on their own program, and so we are meeting up in Paris for a week. We will be there sharing a house for the first part of our trip, and when we leave Paris they will head home to California, and we will continue on to Italy.
Everyone is very excited. I still can't believe we leave tomorrow. It has seemed so far away ever since we started planning it. Stay tuned as I will try to update our happenings. We will only have phones, with text and data. We'll see how well that does blogging.