Wow! One week to go before we start the trip. Just to let everyone know, Betsy has decided that overalls aren't for her- they are too one-use-oriented and take up too much room in the suitcase. (plus $50 for a pair of pants with a bib and straps is too expensive). We are having a lot of problems with this apartment rental in Paris for the month of May. All of our choices were not available for one reason after crazy reason. It seems that the explanations from ParisAttitude got more and more ridiculous. Our first choice was booked, then the owners of another are hard to contact, the next apartment does not usually get rented for less than 2 months, the next one is in a building that is being sold. Too many excuses!
On other fronts, we have secured a place to stay in Marseille for the first two nights before we head to WWOOF #1. We will be a block away from the Unite d'habitacion, one of Le Corbusier's more famous works. Our WWOOF plans have also been made until we head to Israel on the 23rd of March (Betsy's Birthday!) From there, you know the plans for Passover etc. That means that our trip is planned until April 13th!
We have also learned that my (Ben's) family will be visiting the last week in May and the first week in June. The tentative plans include heading West from Paris, through the countryside, and popping over to see Zurich and Bern in the land of the Sigismund!
We still have no real idea for our last part of the trip in the UK, except that we will be going to London for 5ish days and hopefully to Edinburgh. We might have to WWOOF there to save some money, but that is fine with us.
Hope we get another post before we go, but if not... We'll write from France!