You know how we so often worry about making perfect travel plans and juggle multitudes of variables only to get so stressed out in the process that at the end we can't even enjoy our oh-so-perfect trip? Right. Well, I just had an experience that was the exact opposite of that.
Prof. Grady and I had been thinking about visiting Basel for forever but for some reason we never did it. Last week we had a visitor, my dear Sewanee friend Cristi, and on a whim decided to take a day trip to Switzerland. We hadn't really had any time to get properly excited about the trip when we realized that our spontaneous visit was perfectly timed to accommodate a day of Art Basel activities.
Not only did we enjoy a perfect day in a gorgeous, charming Basel but we were also able to spend a few hours taking in the cool art stuff on exhibit at the fair.
We could not have planned it any better if we tried.