And so it begins. The first three suitcases, packed and (mostly) ready to go. Minus a few tons of Gabe’s electronics, which I don’t dare touch.

As I packed our winter gear and unworn clothing (of which there was way more than I’d care to admit,) I couldn’t help but wonder about the next time I’ll be seeing these things. It’s only a month or so away, but from here, it feels like an entire world. By then, our big European adventure will be over. How soon will it be before the whole thing feels like a dream?