We have been waiting as patiently as we could to finally write this post. About a month ago we were approached by work with an opportunity to move to Europe for several months. It has always been a dream of ours to live in Europe and be able to take advantage of the close proximity to visit as many countries as possible. Although it won’t be as long as we might have hoped for, it will be long enough for us to truly make the most of it. We will be moving to Frankfurt, Germany, which is pretty centrally located, so we should be able to see a fair amount during the several months that we’ll be living there.
This will be the first time that we’ve lived outside of United States, so it will certainly be an adjustment for us. We’re not one of those couples who sell all of their belongings, quit their jobs, and travel the world, but this is as close as we’ll probably come to that. For all of our friends who live in Europe, we’ll definitely be seeking any advice that you can provide to us when we arrive in September. We are extremely excited to make the most of the opportunity that we’ve been given. Maybe we’ll see some of you soon ☺. Since we don’t have any pictures from Germany, we put a few pictures of the Swiss Alps from one of our flights.
We love connecting with new and different people from every place that we travel to. Some are brief encounters and others become long-term friends that we keep in touch with through social media. Clearly we believe that we’ve made several friends just by sharing our stories here on our blog site and we are thankful for each and every one of you. This week’s Discover Challenge is about shared journeys. We thought that we would use this post to express our gratitude to everyone who is sharing our journey as well as sharing theirs with us. Since we use photographs for the challenge, we chose this photo of our guide Remy, who shared his love for Bolivia with us and who we got to know during our brief stay and have continued to stay in touch with.
We haven’t participated in this challenge before, but when we were going through some pictures of Iceland the other day we came across a photo that seemed perfect. The purpose of this challenge is to show photographs that depict the roads, walks, trails, rails, and steps that carry us places. Iceland seemed particularly fitting since we spent so much of our time taking pictures from our rental car. This photo was taken when we stopped at Gullfoss Falls and climbed down these stairs to get a closer look at the waterfall.
We saw plenty of incredible scenery while driving, like the glacier off in the distance as we twisted and turned around the peninsula.