And I just can’t hide it.
Today, let’s talk about the Euro. You all read the post where I went a little tack ho crazy and bought a smancy bridle from France since the Euro was low. I have it in my hands as of today, and will give this glorious piece of leather its own post in the future (pray it fits the pony… it looks large).
So while I’m all like YAY
CHEAP LESS EXPENSIVE BRIDLE, my best friend encouraged me to think bigger. Had I seen the amazing Europe travel deals on Groupon and Living Social?
Why no, I had not.
See, husband and I had been planning on a early summer trip to San Diego/Southern CA. That’s all fine and dandy, but we knew it wasn’t going to be cheap. I wanted to go for about a week, and with plane tickets being expensive and a nice hotel running close to or past $200… well it’s not a free trip. When I started investigating travel deals due to the low Euro, I realized it wasn’t going to be that much more expensive to just go to Europe this summer.
So I started plotting.
I love ponies, but the only thing I love more than ponies and pony showing is traveling. We used to be big travelers, but budgetary caution has halted that for a few years. However, husband and I started looking at options and his stockpile of American Airlines miles… and we’ve booked a trip!
We’ve both been fortunate to travel a lot through Europe both before and after we met, so we wanted to go somewhere new to us but also on the Euro to take advantage of the low exchange rate. After a lot of googling, we decided on…
Flying into Helsinki, Finland to stay a night.
Taking the ferry to Tallinn, Estonia to stay a few nights.
Taking a bus to Riga, Latvia for a few more nights.
And finally hiking it back up to Helsinki so we can fly home! I’ll be missing a horse show I planned on, but like I said… international traveling pretty much trumps ponies. It’s been over 7 years since I’ve legitimately traveled, and I’m so excited!
Do you have any fun trips planned for the summer or new places you’re dying to go?