Depending on how Romy would like to organise her trip, we could consider that she takes a return train trip:
- from Dresden to Leuven, preferably if we would stay in Belgium first, or
- from Dresden to Brussels, if we would drive on to Els immediately (otherwise preferably not because of traffic jams),
where I would pick her up.
She can than stay with us the time she wants before or after the clinic and we could drive up/down together to/from Zoetermeer?
I guess we would best travel up on the 11th already as it is a 2hr drive (without much traffic) and as you know, I need not to overdo so I would need enough rest.
Els, is there some space at your place where we could stay overnight on the 11th and maybe 12th, with our matress and sleeping bag?
Depending on the timing of your clinic, we would either drive back on Saturday early evening or Sunday morning (probably safest).
On Sunday or later, we could than drive together to/from Barbara and Kim.
In this way the travel cost from Romy is less and it would be less hassle for her to do the trip too.
I would than not be an official spectator on the 12th, but rather her 'chauffeur'
(Romy, have you ever had your private chauffeur before, you must be getting famous now
I checked with my agenda and it looks pretty open before and after September 12th.
The only thing is that my little niece, who is learning to ride on Wodan, has her 8th birtday on September 11 (yes, she was born on the famous 9-11)
, but I don't know when my cousin would like to celebrate the b'day.
But they are very understanding and I am sure we can do that some other time (the little one might want to see what you can do with 'her' Wodan though...)
I would, of course, like to have the blessing of my alpha-man who does not know about this yet
, maybe another bottle of good wine can help. But I have made already good progress with my horses since the AND meeting (I should really start up a diary but right now it would take up too much valuable time that I can spend with my sweeties), so I am quite sure he will not object too much if we don't let the cost get out of hand... like so many we do need to take care to make month's end meet
Els and Romy, would such an arrangement fit into the schedules of what you both had in mind?