Thursday, December 20, 2007

Where in the World is the Shusterman/Greenwell Family

With less than 6 months before we leave, the countdown is on! We have about half of our accomodations booked and half of the VISAs that we need before we leave in our passports. We have a stack of Euros stashed away (assuming that the dollar will drop further) and we hold a FREE one way ticket to Amsterdam for all four of us (Thank you Delta Frequent Flyers).

So now you ask, "Where are we going?" If you're planning that once in a lifetime vacation (I know we are) and want to hook up with us, you'll need to know where we will be when -- so here's the rundown. If I ever figure out how to put a calander on this Blog, I'll repost the itinerary in that format.

June 10-11 Dallas/Ft. Worth (Only way out on those FREE tickets)
June 12-July 2 Netherlands
July 3-July 21 Poland
July 22 Czech Republic (Only way to get to Dubrovnik cheap)
July 23-August 7 Croatia
August 8-August 25 Slovenia
August 26-September 25 Italy
September 26-October 18 Tanzania/Zanzibar
October 19-November 8 India
November 9-November 24 Thailand
November 25-December 8 Laos
December 9-December 20 Thailand (We had such a good time the first time -- We're back)
December 21-January 9 China
January 10-February 8 Australia/Tasmania
February 9-March 8 New Zealand
March 8-March 12 Tahiti
March 13-March 17 Rapa Nui (Easter Island for you plebians)
March 17-April 5 Chile
April 6-April 22 Argentina
April 23-May 4 Uruguay
May 5-May 25 Ecuador
May 26-June 1 Sun City Center, Florida (Bubie Stop)
June 2 Home

17 Countries, 40 Cities and One Year!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Long Pregnancy

On September 11, 2007 we toasted to 9 more months until we left for our trip. 9 months I thought, that's how long one is pregnant. But of course, you never find out you're pregnant right away, it usually takes about 6 weeks until you discover the moment that will change your life forever. You therefore only feel pregnant for about 7 1/2 months. So why is it that with 8 months to go as of today, I feel like I should have a potty trained toddler at this point.

Marty and I started in earnest planning this trip in January 2006 so we have been at it for 21 months. In all honesty, I am tired of planning and just want to get going. Not that we're ready mind you, I just want to be in a more active stage. I want to stop booking accomodations and start living in them. I want to stop researching VISAs and start using them. I want to stop reading about places to go and start experiencing them. Oh, well -- 8 more months to go!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 19, 2007

The first step to blogging our trip is to set up the blog, a new experience for us non-techies. We did it! Avocet, you're a genius!