Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September Madness

My three-week traveling stint is in full swing, having started yesterday with an early flight north to the Company Mothership and a raging sore throat. Why do I always get sick on work trips? I'm not kidding--my coworkers must think I have no immune system. I'll fly home on Friday, but I've got two four-hour bus rides to look forward to between now and then. Yay.

Next week my husband and I are flying to Dubrovnik, Croatia--a journey that will take us through no less than five different airports--to attend the wedding of an old friend from our Germany days. And what's a trip to Europe in September without a pit stop in Munich on the way home to catch the first day of Oktoberfest? It will be my sixth time auf der Wiesn, and my husband's ninth. It's like being a repeat visitor to Mardi Gras, and I don't know why we still put ourselves through it. Must be the Steckerlfisch.

I love to travel, and I'm grateful that we're able to take these trips, but man alive am I hoping this is our last trip for the year. These next few weeks are going to put a hitch in my revisions, but one good thing about spending hours and hours in transit--it's great free time for plotting and brainstorming. Are you like me--do you plunge your mind into your imaginary worlds any time you find yourself sitting around with nothing to do?


  1. Sounds fun! Yes - travel is a great time for brainstorming!

  2. Yes! I LOVE writing when I'm flying to Paris, especially on the 10-hour flight back home. Get some productive brainstorming done on your way to Croatia.
    Here's a Leibster Blog Award for you to give you some happy feelings and to scare away that sore throat!

  3. I do it all the time. :) My daydreams have morphed into planning and plotting times for my books, which is fine with me. It passes the time and it's productive.

    Have a good trip!

  4. Yes, and international airports are the best place to people watch and imagine where they're going, why, who's that scantily-clad woman half his age hanging from his arm, etc.

  5. Wow, what a crazy next few weeks! Best of luck, I'm really not a big traveling person. I mean, I've travelled, but I really just like staying home. :) Have a great time, though!

  6. Oh man that sounds crazy and so much fun! Hope you're having a great time!

    I spend that time sitting around doing nothing plotting and planning as well. Our flight back from my sister-in-laws wedding was late at night and my daughter slept on me the whole way. I couldn't get anything down on paper, but it gave me some great brainstorming time!