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Visitng Iceland, among other places...

Do you remember me writing about how I can save a bunch of money this year, enough to take the boys and me over to Iceland? Well, this is still true, only I wonder... Would it be completely awful of me to just take Lukas? You see, I have the opportunity to go see a lot more of Europe, and while it wouldn't cost me that much more, the thought of trying to wrangle Bryn and Ari as well is a bit much.

I could take them the following year, if it came to that. Or at least Bryn.

I'm wondering how much Ari would get out a trip to Europe at this point. How much would he be able to take in and remember? Is it something I should wait until he is older to do? He really, really hates missing out.

If Lukas didn't want to go, I could take Bryn, but again, would he enjoy or appreciate going to Paris, or Venice, or other places. I would be very interested in going to Auschwitz, but would that be way too much for him? Or maybe it would be a very good lesson in gratitude? I don't even know if there is an age limit there?

A chance to go around Europe with a personal tour guide is almost too good an opportunity to miss. Although I lived in Iceland and Norway for many years, and I visited Sweden, and although the last time I went to Iceland I stayed in Denmark for a few days, I have never been anywhere in central Europe. I would really love to do this.

Dave isn't as keen for me to do it, but he won't travel with me, and I can't just put my life on hold because of that. Not while I have the financial ability to do stuff like this. I would not leave them stranded here. They would have all the usual money for rent and bills and so on, and I'd leave them with plenty more to do things like go to the movies, and other outings (though, Dave isn't particularly good at doing that sort of thing either). I'd going during school term so that their routine stayed relatively normal, etc. Although, hmmm, Luey is doing VET - didn't consider that.

So, what do you think?


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