Guess what everyone?! We received notice that we are definitely going to Lakenheath, England next!! We were pretty sure all along, but you never know with the Air Force. =) We leave here August 1st, and we are required to report no later than August 31st.
In between those two dates, we will be packing ourselves into our crossover and driving up through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria (where I will sing "Edelweiss" just to say I did), Germany, Belgium, (where I will have a waffle - just to say I did), France and then across to Britain.
Michael has already printed stacks of information from Wikipedia and Answers.com and he is gleefully putting together an itinerary of castles and WWII sites to drag me to. It really brings home the meaning of "a kid in a candy store." Although I must admit, I am excited to see Dracula's castle. And really, I won't be able to complain, I am after all planning on embarrassing him thoroughly with all my ridiculous stereotypical touristy nonsense. Maybe after singing Edelweiss, I will have my children march along the fountain in Mirabell Gardens and sing "Do-Ri-Me" like the von Trapps. But we will see if my dear husband snaps before then.
I can hardly believe we are on the edge of our next big adventure. It seems crazy to me that it has been almost two years! I have to admit I am relieved that this next adventure involves living in an English-speaking country with public toilets that are more than just a hole in the ground.
I'll keep you all posted as our plans solidify. But first, I am concentrating on our trip to Jerusalem. Four weeks and counting!