Published: April 9th 2012April 9th 2012
A bit of planning over a beer and a glass of red.
We have less than 10 weeks until we depart on the trip of a lifetime. Between packing up the house, school, work, the boys’ football and organising our trip, Team Free are extremely busy.
We leave the Gold Coast on the 17th
June and will arrive at Heathrow, London via Kuala Lumpur London on the 18th
before turning around a few weeks later and spending the next 4 months ‘Overlanding’ back to KL before flying home.
Having been in the planning stage for the last few years, it’s hard to fathom that we’re about to do it!!! It’s going to be great to catch up with Don, Emma, Andrew, Frances and many others in London from London Rowing Club. London is where we got engaged back in 1995.
Jackson, Harrison and Hunter will undertake Term 3 at Kings via the internet and email. We couldn’t do this when we were at school many years ago. All their work will be pre-loaded on to the laptop before we go. Kings Christian College have been very supportive of this family adventure through 17 countries and 16,000km over 4 months.
We have been busy packing up everything around the house
Water proofing the backpacks for the 'monsoons' of South East Asia.
and working out what we need for 4 months on the road. It’s not too much……..a few t-shirts and pairs of shorts, jacket, thongs, board-shorts and a good pair of shoes each will do the trick. Plus a few things to keep us warm should things get a bit cold in Siberia and Mongolia and a few things for all the swimming we plan to do in South East Asia.
We can’t wait to meet many people from many countries, taste different foods, experience different cultures and share these memories as a family.
Our next update will be most likely just before we leave, or when we’re on the road………
There are more photos below