Mrs. Pollifax books when I was younger. Maybe it is a midlife crisis. And then maybe it's the fact that I was able to score an airline ticket for such a ridiculously low price that my family has all but pushed me out the door.
So, when my youngest leaves for a visit to Kansas later this month I will be leaving (on the same day) to Germany.
I speak little german.
I will be going by myself.
I will be going to two areas that are known for violins and high mountains.
I will also be going to a major city that I swore - after last year's visit- that I would never go to again.
But I have made arrangements to stay in one town - near the river. The one that runs green from the ice in the mountains. I will have time to cross the bridge to see what exactly is on the other side of the city.
I will try to buy train tickets, find ATMS - most places that I will be staying at want cash.
And I will try to make it in one piece back to the plane 8 days later to come home.