July 7, 2018

400 Days - Wow!

Nothing but blue skies.

We have been on the road for 400 days.

Spontaneity defined our travel style in the U.S. and Canada. Although we had some ideas about where we wanted to go, we rarely made plans more than a week in advance. We didn't have much trouble finding places to stay. Driving our own car gave us a lot of control over where we went and when we went there. In a "worst case" scenario, if nothing was available in a desired location, we could just drive a little farther (that happened only a couple of times).

Things have been a little different in Europe. Most people taking a summer vacation in Europe make their reservations well in advance. We weren't able to do that, because we had to take care of some personal business before we left the U.S., and we didn't know until a couple of weeks ahead of time what day that would be. So we arrived in Paris with a hotel reservation and no further plans. Since then, we've had to scramble a bit, because it has been difficult to find acceptable accommodations on short notice. It is tourist season, and all those people who made their plans months ago have already booked the rooms we want.

As a result, we have postponed some destinations. Chances are, things will get easier in the fall. In the meantime, we've enjoyed some places we might have missed if we'd stuck to our to-do list. Stay tuned.

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