NOT An Idiot Abroad by any means...

I've just booked a ticket for my nephew Elijah to come see me next summer. (Just typing that sentence is making me tear up.) I am so excited to have him come visit us. So proud that he's independent and mature enough to do so. So glad that we are lucky enough as a family to be afforded such opportunities. So thrilled to share my new country and life with my own blood. So happy to have an excuse to visit tourist attractions I normally can't drag my dear husband within 50 yards of. Woohoo!!

This trip is as much for me as it is for Elijah. It's a way for me to feel a little less alone on this strange island while simultneously broadening my nephew's view of the world be a few thousand miles.

Plus, I absolutely LOVE playing the role of tour guide. :)


  1. That's lovely! How old is Elijah? Hope you all have a wonderful time!

  2. Thanks Erin! Elijah will be 13 in March....

  3. Hi Julie,

    I just found your blog and loved reading it but was sad to see you stopped writing in 2010.
    I share the same feelings as you though I am a brit in the US.
    Would love to know how you are doing now.

    1. Hi Sarita! Thanks for the lovely comment. I actually have a couple of half-drafted posts I've not published and you're giving me the impetus to do so.