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Published: August 29th 2014
Planning & Playing - Can you spot who is who?Tomorrow we lift off!
"So, we're going for 6 weeks. I've booked the flights, the room, the cars, and read all the books. And, you're reading Make Magazines."
! Ten months ago David and I started planning a trip to the other side of the world! It feels a bit like a ball of string … at first it unwinds slowly … but near the end, it unravels quickly!
This will be a very special trip not only because we will be going to see some incredible places, but also because we’ll be visiting some very special people.
What will we do for six weeks? I know David will take some fabulous photos. And I hope to answer a few questions I’ve had since childhood like, “When we’re on the bottom of the world, will our feet stick, or will we fall off?” (I have some other questions, but I thought I’d start with the easy ones first.)
I hope you will travel with us. Dedication: This trip is dedicated to George Cecil Gray, Helen Margaret Gray (David's mother), and Jean Elizabeth Gray -- three siblings who left their home country of Scotland, and travelled to new homelands decades ago. George went to Australia while his two sisters went to Canada. George passed away
in 2008 and was followed by Jean in November 2013. Helen, at 90 years of age, is still with us. There was correspondence over the years and Jean visited Australia once. The cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, grew up worlds away as strangers. This is a common story -- the story of immigration. With the exception of their aboriginal people, Canada and Australia, formed in much the same way. People left their countries, and families were torn apart and splintered. It is our hope that this trip will, in some small way, help to stregthen these ties
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