I've seen a lot of those crazy layovers but have never done one that long myself. My longest was 6 hours. DH did a 14-hour layover just this past year, though. It worked out well because we flew separately from Barcelona to Amsterdam, met in Amsterdam and had an evening together there before he flew home on his connecting flight. I was staying on in Amsterdam so the hotel was taken care of. Good way for him to get a taste of the city for free!
Enjoy your trip, Denyce! Let us know where you decide to go. France, Italy and Belgium all sound wonderful. I was just in France for the first time in quite a long time and adored it.
"If you're not chasing after miracles, what's the point?" The movie Saint Ralph
"What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five" - Alanis Morisette, Hand in My Pocket