How has everyone been? I’ve been grading midterm exams for my two classes, then had to take a French midterm and had an oral exam in Italian! Busy, busy! I’ve also started packing for my trip. I’ve been on Pinterest and have seen various things about “minimalist” packing for summer in Europe, so I’m going to try it. The longest I will be in one destination is 8 days, so I am going to pack 8 unique combinations of shirts, bottoms, and dresses-mixing things up with scarves and other accessories. I am hoping to be able to just take a travel backpack, but I have yet to find one I like. I’m looking for a large hiking/travel backpack that rolls, so that I can roll it in airports and train stations, but carry it on my back while walking from the stations to my hotels. I’ve found a few, but I’m hoping they go on sale because they are SO expensive. I still need to get a few more pieces of clothing and an electrical converter, then I should be ready to go!