I´m about to go on my, maybe, last family trip. All three kids are getting older and are starting to live our own lives. I think this is going to be the last time we can all go together! I´m going to miss it….
So…. Scotland! Haven´t been there in ages! The only thing I really know about Scotland is men in skirts, pipes, Whisky, rain, red-heads…and…William Wallace..! Oh yeah!!! And the Loch Ness Monster! How on Earth was I going to forget that!?!
It´s going to be quite a change to travel with my parents…when lately I´ve been traveling AEGEE/backpacker style!
Instead of couchsurfing and “let´s see where we will sleep tonight”, its going to be “expensive” hotels. Instead of “do we still have some bread and cheese?”, its going to be restaurants. Instead of hoping for a car to pull over and take you with them, we´re going to have our own rented car. No buying 1 euro whine bottles to get wasted with… instead of that it´s going to be good whisky and beer. Anyway, getting drunk with your parents..is also not a great idea…I think.
I´m already stressed after seeing how “planned” this trip is. Don´t get me wrong..I know that this has to be planned but I´m just not very used to it anymore. My father, an old Dutch protestant-education ex-colonel of the Dutch Army, has everything organized to the minute, to the last detail. Everything is payed for, arranged and thought of. If something moves slightly from the established plan there will be a
After traveling without a plan, backup money or even a bed sometimes…this is going to be quite an experience! I guess I´ll just have to go with the flow and make the best of it anyway. I just hope I can still do the retarded things I would´ve done if I went traveling with my friends.
Stay posted to “can´t stop dreaming awake” on Fb and I´ll upload some comments and photos! I´m sure I´ll find something funny or curious to aim the camera at! Oh yeah…and if I swim in the Loch Ness lake, which I plan on doing, don´t comment on my “oh my fucking God, did something just touch my foot!?” face. I know there is no monster…but… you know that feeling..
So, now I have to get ready for traveling “the normal way” and doing everything EXACTLY the way I say it´s more boring and too expeisive. Just one last time in my life I guess. So…get ready for traveling…like a sir. 😉
By the way, if someone knows anything I have to try…or eat…or see…or…drink!? PLEASE COMMENT!!! ;););););)