The YYZ Observer

After a four hour drive that began with dropping Sadie off at Camp Grandpa, we have arrived at Toronto International Airport. We found our favorite lounge to relax and watch the Cavs…and unfortunately, Game 6 is looking pretty rough.

So here we sit, waiting for our flight. Emily found a book list and fluffy magazine, Chris is reading about boats, Shane is watching The Donald kick off his presidential campaign, and I’m documenting it all… 🙂

Tomorrow is our drive to Murren from the Zurich Airport – our first real international driving experience! We are renting a small SUV for our two week trek…and promptly dropping it off at the bottom of a mountain. Murren is car-free so once we arrive in Laurerbrunnen, we will take the cable car up the mountain for two days of Alpine fun – hiking, gondolas, and with any luck, lots of yodeling!

But first, we wait! One hour to boarding!

Sad and Thrilled

As I sit here in the Toronto Airport, I’m both sad and thrilled. Sad because this adventure is coming to a close. We have truly had the time of our lives – we have seen and done some amazing things – and the best part is that we did them together. We didn’t fight, didn’t complain (…except about our feet and calves sometimes…), and didn’t do anything that wasn’t supportive of each other and in the best interest of our adventure. I’m so proud of us. Travel can bring out the worst in people – I’ve seen it! – but it can also bring out the best. And that’s why I’m also thrilled. Continue reading