As each day passes, this trip just keeps getting better and better. Some very dear friends, and fellow travelers, Jack and Debbie, came to visit and look at the itinerary as it was developing. They had not seen my recent posting here on globetrekkergrandma, so I shared that with them. Debbie is very ‘visual’ like me, and I knew showing her the pictures that were added to the itinerary for the first month would pique her interest even further.
Both she and Jack loved it and wanted to see more. I went to the two hostel websites (Hosteling International and HostelWorld) and proceeded to show them each and every booking I had made along the route back to Paris for myself. Each of the reservations has a lovely display of the hostel’s facilities and often pictures of attractions nearby. Jack and Debbie had already decided to join Maria and me in Paris for two weeks and spend the following two weeks on the southern coast of France with me at each of the timeshares. I was really hoping they would want to continue on a bit further, too – at least to Amsterdam.
They made my day when they exclaimed they would go all the way to Amsterdam with me. Then they really gave me an unexpected surprise by stating they also want to do the full tour all the way back to Paris through Germany, Switzerland, and Italy with me! This is fantastic! That is 3 months for a trio of traveling friends doing what we like best! What an adventure we will have together.
I promised you more pictures. Let’s look at some and get a glimpse of more places our travels will take us to!
Apr 27 – 29: Loire Valley, Le Buisson B&B
Apr 30 – May 2: Brittany – Pontivy Hostel
May 3 – 4: Mont St. Michel – Concale – Mont St. Michel Youth Hostel
May 5: Rouen – Rouen Youth hostel
May 6: Boulogne-Sur-Mer – Boulogne-Sur-Mer Youth Hostel
Well, that’s France for now… The next stop will be Belgium!