78 days and counting

Trip Start Aug 08, 2006
Trip End Jun 15, 2007

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Flag of United States  , Massachusetts
Monday, May 22, 2006

Our plane tickets are zipped into a ritzy black, designer wash kit we got free on an upgraded plane flight. We each have a hefty handful of starchy cardboard that allows us on to planes in places we have never been. Tom is busy every night with his maps, I check and re-check my bank balance (not as much as I had hoped) and mentally think about packing for winter in Scotland and summer in New Zealand in the same bag.

We have also spent substantial amounts of time convincing each other that this is actually a good idea. On good days it seems brilliant and on days when home seems well, home, it seems truly lame. Leave home? Kids? Jobs? California chardonnay? We are selling our cars (gulp--there goes my beloved,now vintage Toyota Echo) and pulling up stakes.

78 days...that's not tomorrow but awfully, awfully soon. Sublet the house! Clean out the attic! Empty the closets! Cancel things!

When we tell people what we have planned there have been (thus far) two reactions: first, "you're nuts" and second, "you're lucky", we prefer the latter, but perhaps we're a bit of both. Still, it IS happening, we ARE going and I for one, can't wait.
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