Monday, August 24, 2015

Adventure Awaits!

Keli Gwyn here to talk about adventure.

Seventeen days from now my husband and I will be traveling to Austria to visit our daughter. Adriana has been working there as an English-language teaching assistant.

We haven't seen our gal since she left a year ago. To say I'm eager to see her would be an understatement. I've warned Adri to brace herself because the moment I spot her in the Vienna airport, I'll come flying at her.

Carl and I will spend three and a half weeks with Adriana, much of it in Austria. We'll start off in Vienna, where we'll see sights such as the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace pictured below.

We'll take a few days to travel to Nürnberg, Germany, where we lived early in our marriage. Adriana was born during our time there, and we still have German friends in the area.

I'm a homebody, so preparing to leave home isn't easy. However, once I arrive at our destination, I usually end up having a great time. I'm sure that will the case next month.

One of the things that will enable me to relax on this trip is knowing that the draft of my third Love Inspired Historical, my first written on deadline, is done. I sat nose-to-screen for six weeks, but what a reward I have to look forward to: I get to see our gal. I'll admit that visiting Europe will a nice bonus.

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Are you an adventurer, or is leaving home hard for you too?

What adventures have you embarked on lately?


Jill Weatherholt said...

How exciting, Keli! I'm a homebody too. Enjoy your time with Adriana! Have a great trip and be safe.

Jennifer said...

I'm a terrible homebody and it's getting worse as I get older. Have a great time with your lovely daughter! Jenny

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks for the well wishes, Jill and Jennifer. Sounds like you both know how hard it can be to leave home. I trust that once I'm with our gal, I'll be able to have a blast.

jcp said...

I'm a homebody.

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BW said...

I was in France again for the second time recently. I've been numerous places overseas over the years including Africa where I was on safari. I've also been to Vienna too. You NEED to get to the Hotel Sacher and have some Sachertorte. It is abosolutely wonderful!

Jackie Smith said...

I'm a homebody....especially with age and health issues! Thankful for Christian fiction to read!
Have a safe and wonderful trip!!!

Keli Gwyn said...

JCP, it's nice to know I'm not the only homebody. My husband and daughter love to travel.

Keli Gwyn said...

BW, it sounds like you've had some wonderful adventures. Our daughter was a German-French major. She spent her first year post-college in France before moving on to Austria for two more years overseas. We visited at Christmas the year she was in France. We fell in love with the French people and their beautiful country.

Thanks for the Vienna recommendation. I'll mention it to our daughter. She spent a month in Vienna on a summer abroad program and learned her way around. I have a hunch she might know where the Hotel Sacher is. I know my hubby would enjoy trying out that Torte.

Keli Gwyn said...

Jackie, I'm sorry you're dealing with health issues that keep you at home. The nice thing is that books can transport us to other times and places.