It's Official

I'm going to France...someday.  Yes, I know what you're thinking.  "It's all a dream, and that's all it ever will be."  But I tell you it won't be only a dream!  I'm going to go to college, and then study abroad!  I'm telling you, I will!  And I'm going to live in a lovely little apartment flat like this one and visit the Riding School in Versailles.  Hopefully...

And I'm going to take trips into the countryside and go down to the beaches of Omaha in Normandy and witness the lowering of the U.S. flag to taps near the american cemetery.  And I will just be totally awed and start crying.  

And then I'm going to travel into England and visit all the castles and in classic American style, will probably crash while driving on the right side of the road, literally.  And then I'll have to go through all the security measures and hospital procedures...  And then maybe they'll send me home because I don't have the right ID.

No.  No, that's not going to happen.  I will explore the rolling fields of the lovely English countryside, walk along the moors of Yorkshire, and ride the London Underground.  Then I'll see Stonehenge and visit the Eagle and Child pub and sit at the table where the Inklings met twice a week! And I WILL see a West End musical!  There is no way I'm going to London without seeing something on the West End! Preferably Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Wicked, Oliver!, or any of the above if they happen to be playing. Actually, I'd settle for seeing anything on the West End.

And then I'm going to go back to France and finish studying, and with the rest of the time before my visa expires, I will go to Italy, and Germany, then Austria and see the Spanish Riding School, because who in their right mind would go to Vienna and not see the Spanish Riding School?  Then the Netherlands, and Wales.  Then I'm going to bike Ireland, Scotland, and go back through England, hitting all the castles that I missed before.

And then I'm going to sadly get on a plane[which will probably be delayed], and come back to America and wonderful fast-food and driving on the right side of the road and our horrible way of pronouncing letter "leddER" instead of that musical sounding British way of pronouncing it "lettuh".

Yes.  That's how it's going to play out.  And then I'm going to go back to Europe and visit all the places I didn't see, and then go to Australia and New Zealand.

So...anyone care to join me?  Because whether or not I go study abroad, I will be biking New Zealand, Ireland, or Scotland, no matter what anyone tells me.  Or whether or not I actually do travel Europe.  I'm serious--it might be when I'm 35, but it will happen...hopefully.  I will need a partner in this endeavor of biking across a European country of our choice!  It would be the experience of a lifetime!  And I want to make it happen.  
So, until then, farewell!  

Professional Dreamer and Accomplisher Amateur  


  1. MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me!!!!!!!!! I volunteer!!!!!! I AM going to New Zealand, Ireland, and Scotland at some point in my life!!! I entirely volunteer my services as fellow biker/sightseer! Tell me where to send applications and I'll mail you my full resume!!!

  2. Application accepted. Resume already screened. Things left to do: Finish college. Rent a bike.

    Yayayayay! It's settled then! Seriously! You and I are going to bike/sight see those countries after we're done with college!!!! Yes! Whoot-whoot! Found my partner!
    It's official. And I'm not joking! It's going to happen!

  3. Heck yah it is!!!!! I'll be done with college in 4 years... you'll only be a year behind me! Rent a bike: any day. Settled! We ABSOLUTELY will do this! I love biking, I've always wanted to go to all of these places, and we'd be the perfect traveling partners because we like the same things but our personalities don't make us want to kill each other! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! :) :) :) Yes yes yes!!!

    1. "...but our personalities don't make us want to kill each other" made me laugh!!! Heehehe! You're right! You're like the epitome of sweet character and then I have a big mouth and Irish temper. Yep. Perfect.
      Settled. Once I'm done with college (sorry, you'll have to wait a year) we're going to rent some bikes and totally do it! Awesome! And yes, we do like the same things! Ooooooooooooh, and we could go bungee jumping over a river!!!! Heck yes!

  4. Haha well I don't know that I'm the sweet one, but we'd still make a kick-ahhhh, butt team!
    No prob, this works perfectly. Gives me time to work for a year and make some money :) YES!!! I want to go bungee jumping sooooo bad!!! This is perfect!