Well, it's settled. We have our tickets to Europe, my husband has the go ahead to take two months off, and people at church are starting to say, "You're still here?!" My sabbatical doesn't begin until mid-April, but it feels around the corner.
We're going to Germany via Iceland, with a couple days there. Then on to family in Cologne and our main home base in Freiburg. There we'll write, hike, and hopefully re-discover one another as a family. We have two weeks set aside for travel in northern places around summer solstice, then finish off with more time with my in-laws in Switzerland.
So, since I know so many of you dear readers have spent time in Scandinavia (where I have never been, and by the way, I have no heritage, only admiration): any and all suggestions/ recommendations/ must-sees/ must-not-dos with small children are welcome. Two weeks is not much, and our budget is not unlimited, but the days will be long and we're eager to get a good taste of these places so many of our friends claim as their origins. Comment, email me, call.