I, on the other hand, have heard of Europe. Apparently it's got a lot of old buildings or something. And a sort of zero population problem (no workforce to support the aging population that does nothing but take holiday).
We fly SLC to Frankfurt and arrive in Germany Friday morning at 9:30am local time. Lindsey or Hans will pick us up unless they're at the hospital having their baby girl. If that happens, they've already arranged to have Renee pick us up. How lucky for us that we've got options in Germany.
We'll spend conference weekend with the Lokodi family and then fly to Rome on Tuesday, Oct. 4. I will spend the next four days trying to stay away at a conference full of geologists from all over the world. I will then attempt to wow them with my geospatial mojo on Friday in my 15 minute talk. Yes, I've given church talks longer than that and now I'm flying all the way to Rome to "work" for 15 minutes. Holy cow, that's lucky. I can see that, so you don't really need to remind me.
Saturday morning (Oct. 8) Jen and I fly to Paris. We'll do all the touristy stuff for two days / two nights and then fly directly home from Paris to SLC on Monday, Oct. 10 (federal holiday). I report back to work on Tuesday, Oct. 11 if I can stay awake. Jen and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 13. Can I count Europe as my present?