Full disclosure, I was bursting at the seams with expectations for Rome - since I fell vicariously in love with it in Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Eat Pray Love. Anne Lamott says "expectations are disappointments in waiting" - but what does she know, anyway?Rome did not disappoint. It didn't even come close to disappointing, didn't even… Continue reading Days 7-9: All Roads Lead to Rome
Have you ever been somewhere so absurdly beautiful that it almost made you sad? F. Scott Fitzgerald once said "I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy… Continue reading Days 3-6: Paris, Mon Amour
Taylor and I have been on a melatonin regimen for three days to ward off jetlag... and yet, our eyelids snapped open at 2:40am this morning like they were spring-loaded. Which makes this the second day in a row with just plain too many waking hours. But that was handy in a way, because we… Continue reading Day Two – Ye Olde Edinburgh Golf
Remember that Europe trip Taylor bought me for my birthday? Six months later and we're on it! I'll be using the Nutshell Version to provide periodic (albeit brief) updates along the way. As a special Nutshell Version edition, Taylor will also be contributing - you'll see his additions notated with ***. 🙂 We just arrived… Continue reading Annnnnd we’re off!