Tuesday, April 15

new shoes


For the past few weeks, I come home from work with aching feet and legs. It is at it's worst today. So I decided that I really needed to get new shoes because I will be doing A LOT of walking soon. Yeah I am doing the 3 Day, but I already have some shoes for that. But for this, I really needed CUTE shoes that are comfy. Well let me start at the beginning of the story.
I was chatting with Heather one day when she mentioned that she had to go to Europe soon. I don't remember the exact conversation *wink* I think she mentioned that her husband couldn't get off work this time and her mom didn't want to go. Well me and my big mouth, jokingly said "I'll go with you". She was like yeah come along. I was thinking uh huh sure. Then we were talking about when I get out of school and when we could go. I still couldn't believe that I would really be going to Europe. I told a few people "hey I MAY go to Europe...wouldnt that be cool, but I don't think it will really happen". Heather and I talked some more and decided "what the heck?...let's do it". Then I looked up some flights and they were way more than I could spend, so again I thought it wouldn't happen. We were looking into flying into Paris, but then decided to try Germany. Heather and I played around with some dates and found some cheap flights. I hit purchase and screamed "OMG I AM GOING TO EUROPE!!" I have always wanted to travel, but have never had the time or money. Not that I really do now, but sometimes when opportunity knocks, you just have to answer. We are flying into Germany then taking a European road trip with stops in Paris, Venice, Rome and a bunch of other little places I can't remember. Heather is the PLANNER girl and I am the OMG I AM GOING TO EUROPE girl.
So back to the shoes. I can't just wear sneakers to Europe. I was on the search for cute comfy shoes and you women know how difficult that is. And these shoes are gonna be doing a lot of walking in Europe. I am so excited!! Thanks for letting me tag along with you Heather!!
And for those of you that care, we have little countdowns. 49 DAYS TO EUROPE!!!

13 comments:

Heather said...

It's just me! *wink*

It's gonna' be a lot of fun! Only 49 days and counting ... wow!

Lisa said...

Hey there! I'm so jealous. You're going to LOVE Europe. :O)

I have VERY sensitive soles, it's crazy. I must have good shoes, or my feet squawk at me all day. Well, you NEED to get some Keen shoes. Zappos has a great selection. And free shipping and returns. These are the only shoes I have ever been able to put on, the day I started my vacation, and walk and walk and walk and not hate myself when I got into bed at night. Seriously, THEY ARE THE BEST SHOES EVER!

I recommend buying a few sizes. Like, the size you think you'll need and maybe a size larger and smaller. Return the ones that don't fit. The only complaint about Keen is that every single one of their shoes fits differently.

KEENS, BUY THEM. NOW!

Have fun!

CraftyEngineer said...

I'm so excited for you!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

OMG! Sooo jealous! And how fun to travel with aomeone who's been there and knows where all the cool kids hang out;)

Pat said...

Cute shoes!! You'll need them cause Heather will definitely walk you all over the country but you'll have a blast! I'm totally green with envy!lol! Word of caution - don't stray from her side if you tour the Doge's Palace in Venice!

Jen said...

how cool is that??? I'm so excited for you!! And Jealous, of course!
I can't wait to hear about your trip- make sure you take lots of pictures to post!!

janice said...

How exciting to be going to Europe...and in comfortable shoes that aren't ugly! You're going to have a great time.

iott said...

Oh what fun! I hope you have a fantastic time! I am sooo jealous...

Elena said...

I am so glad that you are taking your summer vacation seriously - a teacher needs to do that and I sure wish I had done so when I was teaching! Have a fabulous time :)

Katie said...

Michelle, that is the coolest thing ever!!! You two are going to have such a blast, I'm sooooo excited for you (and a wee bit jealous!)

Jennie M. said...

No way!! That is SO cool!! You guys are going to have such an amazing time!!

Novell said...

My sister is leaving for Europe tomorrow and my mom is going to Japan the next day. Me, I'm still stuck here in the PNW with stupid SNOW that refuses to leave even though it's almost the end of April! I hope you have a ton of fun with Heather (how could you not) and how great to have her as a tour guide! Super jealous!!!

Rhonda said...

WOW!!! How amazing and awesome!!! Congrats on getting to go on an awesome trip to Europe!!!! How spontaneous and cool is that? I hope this doesn't mean your trip to Seattle is out?? I'd be sad!!!

These are super cute shoes!! Did I miss what the brand is and where you bought them? I'd love to know!!

Thanks!
Rhonda