Its official. We are going to Europe in May! Actually April 30 - May 23rd to be exact. I will probably be posting periodically about all the details of the trip, especially when we return home. We finally nailed down all the places we are going last night. We have tickets for the bullet train from London to Paris as well. It goes 190mph. Thats some sort of crazy fast. Like to see Superman be faster than that train. Shah. Anyway, the list of cities goes thus: London, Paris, Versailles, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Interlaken, Gimmelwald, Vernazza, Florence, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck, Fussen, Berchtesgaden, and Munich. Mostly in that order. We considered adding Prague but the logistics didn't quite fit. We decided to cut Mont St Michel (sad) because again it just didn't quite fit with the route and the logistics of getting to and fro at that point will probably be more stress than, well I was going to say than its worth but its definitely worth it. We just can't make it work this trip. Maybe next year.
And if you're wondering about the house...we are going to do an appraisal in late March or early April. We will try to refy and if we can't we'll just pay extra principal. Hopefully in two years it will all pan out. I've got Europe on my mind so I'm no longer worrying about the house. Ha.