I can't believe Summer is flying by so quickly.
I mean, jeez, it doesn't seem like that long ago that we were all wishing for warmer riding
weather. Now all we can do is hope for cooler temps!
Hubby and I are really getting excited about our trip to Europe. That, too, will be here and gone before we know it. So I guess I'd better kick the planning into high gear.
I reserved rental motorcycles months ago. But other than that have only been planning here and there. But nothing serious. No real itinerary. No accommodations. No nothing. For the first half of the vacation anyway. Once we return the bikes, we'll be picked up by our favorite traveling companions (Belgian friends Annelies and Yves). The next week will be spent with them in and around Venice. Followed by a day or two with some other mutual friends, Tammi and Martin, in Switzerland.
Hubby actually went online and got the info we needed to register for our International Driver's Permit. And, after hearing me bitch about the cost of obtaining passport photos -- $10 per person for two 2" x 2" images -- he found a place on-line to get free passport photos. He found a couple of places, but the one we used was epassportphoto.com.
At first glance, it looks like you have to pay there, too. But if you read the small print, you'll see that you can print or download a copy of the image, which is actually just a 4x6 print that includes four identical photos of each person. Put them on a memory stick like I did and take them to CVS or some other cheapo photo printer and you can get four images in one print for $0.29. So, for $0.61 (including tax), we each had two photos to send with our application and two in reserve for future use.
Did you know that Americans driving more than 50 miles into Canada are supposed to have an International Driver's Permit? I didn't. Not that I have ever driven that far into Canada, but one day I just might.
We have some other little trips coming up, too. Just no real bike trips planned. Not yet, anyway. Except for a trip to or at least toward New York I have planned for early Fall. About which I am also very excited.
Anyhoo... the next week or so will be pretty busy for me. So if you don't see me 'round, don't worry. I'll tell you all about what we've been up to later.