Today I am stringing together some random stuff that is good, bad or ugly.
Let’s start with the bad. First of all, my sister has gone back to New Jersey. Sniff, sniff. One of my fondest wishes is that my sister would move here to Minnesota. I’ve tried to convince her to no avail (so far!). Perhaps one day. Meanwhile, I have to make do with periodic visits, texts and phone calls. I already miss her, even though she totally bosses me around most of the time.
As for the ugly, my computer died. Yikes! It was old and ratty, a hand-me-down computer from Mr. Q. The easy fix was to just get a new one, so I did. But that led to the really ugly part. While loading stuff on to the new computer, it became infected with a browser hijacker! If you’ve never had one, thank your lucky stars. Basically it takes over your computer while you are on the web and brings up random tabs full of products that you have absolutely no interest in. And every time you delete the stuff, it just comes back again. I’ve never been so frustrated in my life. Getting rid of the hijacker was a challenge, but fortunately Mr. Q was up to it. Knock on wood, I think I am in the clear.
Now for the good! The really fabulous, super duper, amazingly good. As I mentioned earlier, I am going on a trip! Where? Well, here’s a hint.
Have you guessed it yet?
Here is a bigger hint.
We weren’t really in the market for a fabulous European vacation at the moment, but let me explain. You see, my mom is a travel agent. A while back she took some online familiarization courses with Viking Cruise Lines, and when she finished them her name was thrown in a hat to win a free cruise on the Danube. Yep. Free (except airfare). And she won! Long story short, the rest of us got a great deal on joining her. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Thank goodness I just renewed my passport!
I think the universe has been listening to me lately. First I was wondering when I would ever have more photos to add to my travel gallery wall, then came the ‘travel the world desk‘. I’ve been sending the travel vibe out there, and it came back with a bang!
Needless to say, we are all super excited about the trip. My sister and I are BIG on planning. Sometimes the planning is half the fun! We are busy scouring guidebooks, surfing the web for tips and trying to decide what we want to be sure and see in each destination. We’ll be spending several extra days in Budapest, so that is our main focus. Have any of you been to Hungary, Austria or Germany? If so, I’d love to hear about what you saw or did there! Or any other travel tips you may want to share. Bring ’em on!