Daughter has done it again. She has cast out her net of excitement and wild ideas and caught me.
The other day she sent a photo via text. It was identical to the header photo, which is a shot of Hallstatt, Austria. “Mom!! Isn’t this place beautiful? Wouldn’t this be nice over Christmas!! We fly to Munich and then take the train. I’ll pay for my own airline ticket. Just think of the Christmas markets!” She says this at a very rapid pace.
I said a trip like that takes a lot of planning. She replies, “Ok. Let’s go the Christmas of 2020!! We will have lots of time to plan and save our money. Oh, Mom! Think of the Christmas markets!” I feel myself sliding down the slippery slope to consider this seriously. Daughter knows that if I am in favor of something like this, it will happen. Husband always says he wants his two beauties to be happy, and Daughter knows if I agree to something, her father will go along with it.
Husband chimes in “I think that is a historically interesting place. The Celts settled there, and there are ancient salt mines.” He then goes to the basement to get a book about the region.
I think, well, it isn’t that far from the area of Germany where Husband’s family hales from. Maybe we could visit Stuttgart and Wurttemberg as long as we were there. Husband has always wanted to do that. I tell her I will contact our travel agent and get her working on it.
This is how we ended up in Europe three years ago. Daughter gets an idea, and then we just run with it. There are very few people who can propel me on adventures like my daughter can.
How do people convince you to do things you wouldn’t normally do? Who in your family was (or is) good at getting you into trouble?