I’m sitting in the airport running through my mental checklist for the 10th time this morning. I’ve already passed this test 9 other times, but when you’re headed out of the States for multiple weeks there are things you just can’t forget.
So yes, here I am, sipping a coffee, scrolling Insta, and thinking to myself, “hat: check, bug spray: check, Euros: check, toothbrush: check…”.
Even if I do come up with something that I forgot to bring, realizing it in the airport doesn’t help me out very much.
My epic adventure is about to begin, whether I remembered to bring my different colored Apple watchbands or not #nerdstatus (don’t worry, I remembered).
Between moving to a new state and starting a new job, this last month has been nothing but go-go-go! And now I’m flying to Geneva to go hiking across the Alps for two weeks with my father through an amazing company called Alpenwild!
My boots are broken in, my blister band-aids are at the ready, and my camera is fully charged.
I’m looking forward to long hikes followed by large glasses of wine (to dull the pain from that long hike). I’m looking forward to no cell service on the mountains, which means no work emails. I’m looking forward to exploring small Swiss villages and staying in charming inns.
But most of all, I’m looking forward to two weeks of father-daughter time I haven’t had like this in years.
My mom and sister will be keeping track of us every minute (praying we don’t get lost, get hurt, or decide to become mountain people). They are also at the ready to send our photo to CNN just incase they don’t get their nightly FaceTime sessions and immediately assume we were carried off by mountain goats and need a rescue mission.
I will be documenting everything along the way! Every mountain, fondue pot, and small Swiss village. I may even include some novice hiking stories as well, which are bound to be entertaining and most likely embarrassing.
See you in the Alps!
P.S. While I’m climbing mountains in dirty clothes, you can win $1,350 towards brand new (clean) clothes! Enter my $1,350 Nordstrom gift card giveaway below :)