I have been just dying to go back to Europe lately. I've been bothering Elias almost every night this week saying how I would LOVE to see the rolling hills of Austria and play with farm animals and eat fresh cheese made with fresh milk and so on. Realistically, we won't go back to Europe until...we have babies and our babies turn into proper human beings. So I decided to look at pictures of Europe instead. Especially Austria. Believe it or not, I could quench my yearning significantly by looking at these gorgeous photos. I do have quite a vivid imagination, where if I tried hard enough, I can hear and smell and feel what I see even if I'm not physically there. Call me crazy.
So what can a gal do in a situation like this other than make travel-themed birthday cards? So here we have: French Cafe & Hot Air Balloon (Austria). Maybe these remind you of your friends who would go backpacking with you in a heartbeat, willing to eat and sleep sparingly in not-so-luxurious places just to see the world. Maybe you are like that.
I miss the marble streets decorated with pink roses in Rome, the rolling hills and yellow flowers in Florence (that we actually didn't get to enjoy), and the picturesque sceneries of Venice. If you haven't read the blog posts of these trips, here are the full stories: Venice / Florence / Rome
Looking back, it does make me think of all the places I have been to already, like Italy, and I am grateful. And as Elias always says, if we don't get to see all the places we want in this life, there is something even greater in the next.