Around the World - A Celebration of a new life!

From: December 3rd 2014
Until: January 29th 2015

Our two beautiful daughters, Sophie & Emma were born 25/01/2005 and by the age of 5 we had decided that we would take them to Disney World in Florida for their 10th birthday. Unfortunately I had been diagnosed with CKF Cronic Kidney Failure and on 11/11/2011 I commenced intensive training at RPA Hospital for in home dialysis.

My in home treatment commenced 18/1/2012 and our lives changed, we thought for ever! But during early 2013 my beautiful wife Celina decided that she would gift me a second chance at life by donating one of her kidneys. This would also restore our family passion for international travel and with some chance of still delivering on the promise to Sophie & Emma to visit Disney World by age 10

So Wednesday 15/01/2014 we were admitted to RPAH for the life changing operation. Once out of hospital we commenced in ernest making our travel arrangements.

The plan is for Celina, Sophie & Emma to depart for Argentina 3 December and spend Christmas with family. I will depart for Orlando, Florida 27/12/14 where we will meet again as a family and the fun will begin.

Our Itinerary

Disney World Florida - 6 days of kids fun & excitement
Miami - overnight & a chance to see bikini beauties on roll-a-blades
Washington- 2 days for a bit of American culture, the White House, the Pentagon and perhaps a chance of shaking hands with Barrack Obama
New York- Celina's dream - shopping in New York.....and lots to see 9/11 memorial, top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, ice skating in Central Park.
San Francisco 5 days checking out Golden Gate Bridge, tram cars & Alcatraz
London- then 4 days in the heart of London where we will meet up with dad and his remaining family, a visit to Buckingham Palace, perhaps wave to the Queen, Celina's idol, and a night at the theatre to see Phantom of the Opera
Dubai- 4 days celebrating Sophie & Emma's 10th birthday at the Dolphin Park at Atlantis the Palms. We might even shop for some gold! , take a camel ride and tour the desert
Then homeward bound to Sydney via a quick in transit at Singapore

Let the journey of a lifetime begin!!!!!
Trip Length: 8 weeks
Blog Entries: 32
Photos: 64
Words: 9284

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
December 3rd 2014 Dec 03, 2014 South America » Argentina » Mendoza
December 3rd 2014 Finally ....we are up, up and away!! Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Mascot
December 4th 2014 Our home for the next week South America » Argentina
December 5th 2014 A day exploring Uspayata South America » Argentina
December 6th 2014 BBQ in the mountains with family South America » Argentina
December 9th 2014 By Potrerillos lake South America » Argentina
December 12th 2014 Shopping with Patricia South America » Argentina
December 14th 2014 Lunch with the Family ! South America » Argentina
December 25th 2014 Just one more day !! Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney
December 26th 2014 Dec 26, 2014 South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
December 26th 2014 Escaping from South America..... South America » Uruguay
December 27th 2014 After 3.5 weeks of being a bachelor......... Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá
December 27th 2014 Dec 27, 2014 Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City
December 28th 2014 Magic Kingdom @ Disney World - our first day North America » United States » Florida » Orlando
December 29th 2014 Animal Kingdom today....... North America » United States » Florida » Orlando
December 31st 2014 Epcot .... North America » United States » Florida » Orlando
January 2nd 2015 Blizzard Beach North America » United States » Florida » Orlando
January 3rd 2015 Heading South to Miami North America » United States » Florida » Miami
January 4th 2015 Checking out Miami sights.... North America » United States » Florida » Miami
January 5th 2015 Exploring the capital North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington
January 7th 2015 Leaving Washington DC North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington
January 9th 2015 New York Adventure - Day 2 North America » United States » New York
January 12th 2015 New York Adventure - Day 5 North America » United States » New York
January 12th 2015 Jan 12, 2015 North America » United States » New York » New York » Brooklyn
January 13th 2015 New York Adventure - Day 6 North America » United States » New York
January 14th 2015 Day 1 - Exploring San Francisco North America » United States » California » San Francisco
January 17th 2015 Day 4 - San Francisco North America » United States » California » San Francisco
January 18th 2015 Day 5 - Leaving San Francisco North America » United States » California » San Francisco
January 19th 2015 Day 1 - London Europe » United Kingdom
January 20th 2015 Day 2 - London Adventures North America » United States » California » Millbrae
January 24th 2015 Arrival in Dubai Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai
January 29th 2015 Arrival Mascot Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Mascot
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