I'm leaving for Germany in a few hours. All the preparations have been so hectic I kan't even spiell!
A great deal of this week was spent grading exams, then doing the things you do before a trip (stopping the newspaper, mail delivery, checking funds availability, writing checks to pay bills in advance...). And now, when I thought I'd enjoy the packing... my knees are shaking!
No matter how much I enjoy vacationing (whenever I do it, which isn't often), I still hate traveling! The airport, checking papers, tickets, security, wondering whether I forgot something... it's a major mess. I certainly enjoy whenever the trip is over and I'm finally at my destination. Just the prospect of so much stress makes me want to stay.
Besides, I'll miss this forum and the people who keep it going.
But life must go on. I'll come back in a month... and will be back the trip is finally over again!
Until then... Y'all take care!