Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Maybe I've watched too much of the World Cup. Maybe it's the fact that I haven't been out of the country in seven (7!) years or to Europe in ten (10? Seriously?).

a sandwich in Glasgow.

Maybe it's just that time of year. Whatever the reason might be...I have been bitten by the travel bug.

Murren, Switzerland. Does it get any better?

Here's the problem: this is America's best time of year. I've spent the last 10 years realizing that I actually like America in the summer.... eating watermelon, grilling on the back porch, movies in the park, fireworks on the 4th of July, catching up on my sadly lacking knowledge of American lit, houses with air conditioning, and endless amounts of free ice....I love it! The summer is when I'm usually happy to stay put.
But today I found myself at the grocery store buying a $5 package of Hob Nobs. Which is a good sign that it's time to leave the country.
the annual carriage ride in Krakow, Poland.

I have a fabulous vacation to the lake house planned in August, and you know, a job. So since I apparently can't move to Edinburgh this weekend, I guess for now I'm confined to a little armchair travel.
This summer, instead of reading Mark Twain and Margaret Mitchell, I'm filling up the library list with history books on Scotland and Switzerland, listening to BBC radio and watching Monarch of the Glen. For now, it'll have to do.
dinner in Poland.


Gatwick airport in London.

Papa's Beard in Paris.

oh, the days when hanging out in the campground with Megan
was so much better than going into town to see the Eiffel Tower...

What do you do when you want to travel, but have to stay at home?


GLENDA CHILDERS said... Reply To This Comment

A trip down memory lane for sure, Jenny. Love the photos.

My passport has been sadly unused, as well.

kate said... Reply To This Comment

First of all- these pictures are amazing. that paris picture of you and megan looks like you are meditating. i have also been bitten by the travel bug. so much so that last night i dreamed Foster & Abbi got married in Dubai. Not exactly on my top ten list but the pita and baclavah was amazing.

Last week I read Aliyah the story of american jews who immigrated to israel. fun read.
Also, Rick Steves has been doing specials on PBS lately. So far I have been to Iran, Poland, Italy & Romania. AWESOME. but that is a little like salt in an open wound.

right now i am reading a new (to me) Chaim Potok, The Book of Lights, which is fabulous escape reading and planning for either Israel or Europe next summer.

You should come with. Hopefully we'll be talking soon.Miss you a lot!

Hope you find a good solution to your itch.
Right now I'd settle for a weekend on Devon Ave.

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