Trip Start Apr 20, 2012
120Trip End Sep 01, 2012
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We have managed to fit most of what we wanted to pack into 4 bags, each carefully packed and organised to weigh no more than 23 kg! The kids were up early and very excited. Lily said "I can't believe it's here, not that long ago we were counting down from 60!" Imagine if she had had to count down for a couple of years. Today we will introduce everyone to our mascot "KaMate the Kiwi". He will be coming with us on our grand adventure and there will be several pictures of him as he travels the USA.
We have a couple of jobs left to do at home this morning and then us and our 4 bags will be driven to the airport by Marc and Jan and on our first leg we jet from Christchurch to Sydney, Sydney to Honolulu and Honolulu to Kona for the first 5 days of the trip. It will be a bittersweet morning because while we are poised on the precipice of this exciting new chapter in our lives, we also have to farewell our little black dog "Sophinator (aka Nator)", our Hawaiian kitty "Kika" and our two lovely pigs, Diesel and Flower. Of course, we also have to have the difficult time of (temporarily of course) saying goodbye to Marc and Jan, Tutu and Oney and all of the wonderful friends that we have made in the last 14 years in Aotearoa.
Onwards and upwards.....The Heidmanns are now officially on tour!!!!!!