Monday, February 9, 2009

Difficult Life Choices

I have a bit of a dilemma.

But let me start at the beginning:

Vince and I bought tickets to Paris! ... !!! 
Now, this maybe be a bit confusing if you know us, because we have long been planning our getaway to Italy.  And we are still going to Italy - it is just that I found round trip tickets to Paris for $500.  So we are leaving May 5th and coming back on June 4th, all via Paris.  I am so incredibly excited I cannot adequately describe with words how I feel.  I am sure that this extended vacation will be one to remember for quite sometime.

We've decided to rent a car and drive downward into our destination country. And alas, you are up to speed with my dilemma.  

I cannot decide which is more appealing -

Do we drive due south and hit up wineries, beaches, sunflower fields and perfect food in the south of France? Then meander through Monaco and arrive in Italy?


Do we cruise through a chateau or two, stop in Dijon, sip on some burgundy and then take a sharp left and wind downward through the Swiss Alps?

I understand that, regardless, it will be beautiful and full of culture.  
But I NEED your advice my faithful readers! Which way would you go?


Liv said...

either way you will have to go back to europe to view your antichoice. just flip a coin...

Elyse said...

Ah, so you revealed a bit of the story I forgot. We will likely be flying back to paris from sicily. so we have one road trip.

The Schumanator said...

I say go through the south of france and Monaco. Here is why:

1. A month is a long time and you can always hop on a train from one of the large Italian cities to somewhere in the Alps because:
2. We found in our recent travels there that getting to and from Italy from the South of France etc via train is not as easy as you would think.

Did I mention that I'm jealous?

(sorry about the deleted comment, I'm a blog perfectionist)

Elyse said...

good point schumantor - hadn't really thought about accessibility otherwise. will keep in mind.

now i just need about 30 more readers to get more plentiful feedback!

Lindsay said...

FRANCE!!! And bring me back some wine floosie

Nicole said...

Although we talked at length about this last night (before you blogged)...I still think you should do the northern route. The pictures only convince me more of that. South of France is it's own trip!
you will not lose with either choice!

Diana @ BP Feng Shui said...

Ooooooo, drooling with jealousy! I would head south, but here I am mid-winter in upstate, so you say the word beach, and I say YES!

Yvonne said...

It doesn't matter which way you go, I will hate you and seeth will jealousy no matter what... um..oh, and have fun!!!

I was shocked not to see, what was it, chocolate pudding for breakfast on your fav thing list (Is that what my crazy husband fed you?)

Elyse said...

Yvonne - I have a bit more self-restraint than when I was 11, but... i do love chocolate pudding for any meal and i will always remember that weekend fondly !