Planning for Visitors!
I’m anal. Clearly, I’m very, very anal. Fortunately, I’ve known this for quite a while and have decided to leverage this superpower and use it for good. My sister and dad are coming to visit me at the end of March and staying through early April and we’ve decided to make the most of their time here! Instead of spending the entire 13 days in England, we’re going to spend 3 days here and then spend the other 9 or so free days traveling around Western Europe! We had decided to hit up Paris and Amsterdam initially and just added Rome to the list of excursions today! Being that I’m the consummate planner (really… it’s borderline obsessive, but I digress), I put together this handy Excel spreadsheet with dates, flight times and costs, accomodation locations and costs and then translated the costs to US$ based on the exchange rates for the past week or so. Plus, as you can see from the oh-so-beautiful image, it’s color-coded so they can check out the corresponding websites (some are blocked out for privacy reasons). In any case, I’m pretty happy with the new masterpiece and it seems to be a winner! Also, as a side note, I have to admit that this anal, excel spreadsheet-creating deal is actually quite handy. It’s nice to have something tangible, plus I can email it to them for review!
Here’s our tentative agenda (if you can’t read the teensy, tiny print above):
- London from 27 March through 31 Mar
- Rome from 31 Mar to 2 April
- Paris from 3 April to 6 April
- Amsterdam from 6 April – 7 April
Then back to London!
It’s going to be quite the whirlwind adventure, but I think it’ll satisfy all of our traveling needs! Being that I’ve been to Rome before, we’re only spending a few days there so Tiffany & dad can see the major sites (Colloseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiore, etc., etc.). We want to spend most of our time (outside of England) in Paris to get some serious sight-seeing in!
I am soooo excited to see them! Counting down the days <3.