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Europe, Here We Come! (I hope)

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We had heard there was a Bobcat with a couple kittens in the area of our home, but we never saw them... until the other day. I installed a camera at the front of the house that alerts us and records when there's motion. The other evening, the camera recorded the three bobcats. They came out from the side of our house and crossed the driveway. Here's the short video that was captured. 

I think we're ready for our initial month long trip to France and Germany. All reservations have been confirmed, we've exchanged some currency for Euro's, bought a new pack and luggage, got a couple new cameras, and have our International Driver's Permit. We changed phone service to give us affordable unlimited Internet and the ability to have phone calls and text in Europe. Phones and tablets have been loaded with several applications to help us while we're there (especially Google Translate).

Our biggest concern is the changing situation with COVID. While Americans are currently allowed to enter France and Germany, this could change quickly. We check on it every day.  The USA does require we have a negative COVID test before we can return to the states. We've purchased at-home COVID testing kits that we can use before we come back. It's monitored via a video call when we take the self-test.

Europe has also starting using a digital app for verification of COVID vaccinations. However, this is only for European Union citizens. Although it's not clearly explained, we've checked with several sources if our US CDC vaccination card is acceptable. Everyone says it will suffice. We're hoping we don't run into problems with proving our vaccinations. Guess we'll find out!

 We'll have Internet access while traveling and will try to update the BLOG weekly while traveling. Let us know if you have questions, and check back next week! Wish us luck as we start another adventure.

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Comments 7

Guest - Gerri Lilly on Friday, 06 August 2021 17:49
Best of Luck on your new adventure!

Wishing you happy adventures. Be sure and keep us posted.

Wishing you happy adventures. Be sure and keep us posted.
Guest - Chuck Adams on Friday, 06 August 2021 19:34

Have a great time!

Have a great time!
Guest - Kathleen Kelm on Saturday, 07 August 2021 03:09

We received our digital immunization cards by email in Ireland, having been immunized here. Citizenship isn't required, merely residency. So residents, get immunized in Europe if not already.

Masking indoors is still routine despite near universal immunization. People stay separated. Outdoor markets are about half masked but distancing continues. The sense of social responsibility to keep others safe and comfortable is quietly there. I like it.

We received our digital immunization cards by email in Ireland, having been immunized here. Citizenship isn't required, merely residency. So residents, get immunized in Europe if not already. Masking indoors is still routine despite near universal immunization. People stay separated. Outdoor markets are about half masked but distancing continues. The sense of social responsibility to keep others safe and comfortable is quietly there. I like it.
Larry Farquhar on Saturday, 07 August 2021 08:40
Thanks!

Thanks for the clarification on the digital proof of vaccination. I couldn't find a way to get the digital verification if immunized in the USA. I know travelers can get immunized in many countries in Europe, even of not a resident, but that doesn't help anyone not already there.

Thanks for the clarification on the digital proof of vaccination. I couldn't find a way to get the digital verification if immunized in the USA. I know travelers can get immunized in many countries in Europe, even of not a resident, but that doesn't help anyone not already there.
Guest - Angie on Saturday, 07 August 2021 12:51
European Travels

We will be traveling with you vicariously and excited to see your photos!
Stay well and safe travels.

We will be traveling with you vicariously and excited to see your photos! Stay well and safe travels.
Guest - Linda on Saturday, 07 August 2021 14:02
Best wishes

Thank you for posting the "bobcat" video -- a camera is great so you can see what is wandering about! Praying for you guys that your trip to Europe will go off without a hitch and also your return to the US! Enjoy!

Thank you for posting the "bobcat" video -- a camera is great so you can see what is wandering about! Praying for you guys that your trip to Europe will go off without a hitch and also your return to the US! Enjoy!
Guest - Leslie Farquhar on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:08
Safe Travels!

So excited for you two, but would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried! Love you both so much! Safe and Healthy travels! Can’t wait to read about your adventures!! Xoxox

So excited for you two, but would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried! Love you both so much! Safe and Healthy travels! Can’t wait to read about your adventures!! Xoxox
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