Saturday, April 2, 2016
Books and Travel, travel and books...
Last year at this time I was researching travelling in London and the Channel island of Jersey in what would be the biggest trip our family of four had taken together. I think it is safe to say the trip was a success. We had planned a more modest road trip down the west coast to California this year but life stepped in as it tends to do. So I am now in the midst of planning a 5 week extended holiday/work experience in France.
We plan to live in the south of France for a month and travel for ten days afterwards in June & July. I can not believe it really. In the span of two years I will have been in two of the cities I have dreamed of visiting for most of my life. London and now, Paris! Each time I realize this I am overcome. And so besides brushing up on my French I am reading, reading, and researching. Pouring over the map of France and tracing train routes, working out dates and looking for rental apartments.
I was hoping to find some kids books about Paris like the London ones I found last year but so far I've had no luck. Once I have read some more I'll do a book post similar to the London book one. There are so many memoirs about living in Paris and fiction about France. I will have to be very selective about what to read before and during the trip.
Speaking of reading I have dusted off my Goodreads account. I found it tedious years ago when I began recording what I was reading. But recently I have been trying to recall certain books that I have read and at times it is a struggle because I can remember a feeling about a book rather than a title. So my Goodreads account will take care of this, along with my completed book shelf at my local library's website. If you are interested in following me there my account is: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2556852-jen.
Dave plans to write a blog about our summer experience in France which I will be sure to write about once he gets it going. I will write here as much as I can, as travel blogs are really handy and interesting for anyone planning a trip. À la prochane.