Kathy:I think we should stop dreaming and make a decision.
Evan:You know, it always sounds fun to talk about it, but the actual planning and expense...
Kathy:Come on, Evan. Think positive! We could do it, you know.
Evan:You're right, Kathy.
Evan:Tell you what. Why don't you get the information you need from that guy at the travel agency? Then we can make our decision.
Kathy:Well, today's Sunday, so I'll call him first thing tomorrow morning.
Evan:I'll talk to my parents and find out whether or not we could stay with my relatives there. You'll have to talk with your parents, too.
Kathy:Don't worry, Evan. They like you and trust you. But I will talk with them about my relatives there, too. I'll call you tomorrow after I call Rick.
Evan:See you then. Bye.
Evan:That would be great, just you and me traveling around Europe. But,wait. Reality check.
Kathy:But what? You mean it's too expensive?
Evan:Precisely! Do you know how much it would cost? I could afford the air fare maybe, but,you know, the hotels and everything would be pricey.
Kathy:But we wouldn't have to stay in hotels.
Kathy:Of course not. We might be able to stay with our relatives. Even if we couldn't, we couldalways stay in hostels.
Evan:I forgot about hostels! They're much cheaper.
Kathy:They certainly are. And we could take ground transportation throughout Europe, too.
Evan:And not buy too much. But can we get tickets in time?
Kathy:I don't know, but I do know a guy in my neighborhood who works in a travel agency. Icould ask him.
Evan:Oh? Who is this guy?
Kathy:Oh? Aren't we jealous all of a sudden!
K:Evan, I can't believe we're finally going to graduate from graduate school.
E:Me neither. It's been a long six years.
K:Are you going to work right after we graduate?
E:I should, but I'd like to travel around a bit before settling down. At least for the summer.
K:Me too. Dad said he'd approve of my going to Europe. He has some relatives there that Icould visit.
E:Really? I have relatives in Europe, too. In fact, I was thinking of going there, too!
K:What a coincidence! Where are your relatives?
E:In the Netherlands. They're on my mother's side.
K:My dad's relatives are in Sweden.
E:Those would be great countries to visit, wouldn't they?
K:I'll say. Say, you don't suppose we could travel to Europe together after graduation, do you?
E:Kathy, what a bright idea!