This is a long time coming. It seems like AT LAST all of the boys are healthy (except for a runny nose here and there) and we are finally able to make some travel plans. Of course as I type this Friday morning they are all at school and chances are they’re picking up some ruthless illness that will teach me to ever speak of health again….
For real though- we are actually going on our first trip Mondays since we arrived. I have been getting the boys psyched showing them the videos of the (resort? escape?) place in France and they are pumped. My husband heard about Center Parcs from a co-worker and it sounded really interesting. We have a few of them here in the Netherlands- but had already made plans to meet some other expat friends in Switzerland next weekend. The issue- we weren’t flying to Switzerland and it’s a six-hour drive. Husband suggested we look at a Center Parc at the midway point near Strasbourg, France and give that a try to break up the trip. On the way there anyhow.
Well I simply cannot contain myself with how cool this place looks. Huge pool inside a dome, indoor market, luxe cottage– oh my! We are staying Monday-Friday and leaving for Hotel Viktoria in Switzerland Friday morning. Over a week? We haven’t been on a family vacation other than back to Michigan for that long.. ever. I’ll be doing a full review of each for Travel Mamas and cannot wait!
Photo taken from Center Parc Moselle – Domaine des Trois Forêts website.
This all said- I am taking a break for a while to enjoy all the goings on at Moselle – Domaine des Trois Forêts and Hotel Viktoria with the boys. I’ve also decided to make a few changes and step back a bit for a while from the chatter on Facebook and Twitter as well. Not sure how long I plan to be on this hiatus- but I look forward to returning rejuvenated and more clearly focused on the newer direction of my blog into the expat world. It’s time for a change- and I’m pretty sure that means a change of the circles I run in and the connections I have made. I need less white noise in my life. My time is limited and I never feel like I am keeping up very well with other blogs and what not- so I’m simply going to stop trying.
I’m an unsubscribing, unfollowing, unliking machine and I do not mean any of it personally- but this is something that I have felt a long time coming. The blogging world isn’t want I really want it to be right now- and that’s ok. So, it’s up to me to make this change because it’s best for me and the goals as well as direction of my blog. I want to write for my family and friends back home to keep up with us.. as well as explore this new world of other families living abroad, fellow travelers and learning from their experiences. True friends that I have made in this community I plan to keep. But the rest… meh. Life is too short to be tethered to people or connections that really don’t benefit either of us. And by benefit I mean benefit my life. Not my blog.
Can’t wait for the new week to begin- nor the new direction I plan to take. This makes me wonder… do I go with a blog face lift???? I’m tempted. Really, really tempted. This was my baby before my twins- so that will be a hard change to make- but I think a new face on my screen might be just what I need to start anew.
Read, don’t read- unlike or unfollow me. I’m ok with that. In the meantime I am going to focus on travel with my family and our expat journey.