Sunday, September 25, 2022

Back in the Saddle Again

To paraphrase a great British we go again.

For the first time since the Before Times (early 2019, to be exact) we're gonna try and take a trip.  When Covid struck in 2020 we actually had two trips planned; one that May to Leipzig for a soccer match, and another that August so we could go and visit Normandy for the first time since 2016.  Needless to say, both of those were kiboshed, and we've spent the past three and a half years wondering if we would ever be able to travel again.

So we'll see how it all turns out.

We'll be trying a rerun this time around, going back to Leipzig, Germany on a (fairly) quick jaunt for a soccer match.  That's what we did last time around, and that's what we were planning on doing again when Covid struck.  That means no driving, no rental cars, and staying in (basically) one place the entire time we're gone.  We're trying to make things as simple as possible and trying to avoid any unnecessary complications.

Note, though, that I said "trying".  The world in general and the world of travel in particular has changed quite a bit in the past three and a half years, and we're under no illusion that this will be a piece of cake.  We've already had several of our flights canceled or changed, which has resulted in, among other things, the need for us to spent nine hours waiting at Heathrow in London just to get to Berlin.  So if things go south (or west, or north, or even east) we won't be surprised.

We'll be disappointed, but we won't be surprised.

Whether or not we make it to Leipzig or whether or not we're stuck in some airport for nine days, we're gonna try this and see how it works out.  We're cautiously optimistic but highly realistic.  Either way, you're more than welcome to come along virtually and see what happens.

Just, if you could, keep your fingers crossed that things DO work out.  We'd appreciate it.



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