So pretty much on a whim I decided to go away and travel the world, A trip to attend a wedding in the USA turned into a trip encompassing USA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Bali and then back to the USA. I will be seeing lots of family and friends along the way, as well as taking some much needed me time.
I decided to write a blog as its a big journey for me, as was the retirement decision. so an opportunity to see the world, and think about how I move into the next phase of my life. Mad though it may seem I want to try and achieve some things whilst I am away. I have been working hard on my fitness over the last couple of months and I want to make sure that I continue with that.. more of that later. I also promised myself that I would spend some time learning Icelandic when I retired, so that's on the agenda too. So I will try and record my progress, no pressure there Diane....
So countdown time I leave two weeks today, flying to Boston on the 13th September, to stay with my cousin Elisabet. We have a packed agenda, we are going to Vermont to attend the wedding of Elisabet's son Robert to Aubrey. This will be the first experience of an American wedding, I have been making a dress to wear to the wedding, but still quite a bit of work to do on that. I did manage to get a couple of backups though... and then the age old problem of shoes... Going away for six months with minimal luggage, how can I justify three different pairs of shoes for three dresses. I think I will have to have packing dry run this weekend.
After the wedding we are off to Las Vegas for a few mad days, and then onto a health farm in Utah for a week, to undo all the excesses of the previous few days. We then part company and Elisabet goes back to her day to day life. I then start my solo travels.
It became all a little more real yesterday when I had my vaccinations, and two more lots to go. YUK, but when I have had these three lots and a booster in a year, I am good to travel for 25 years, so I have to live until I am 89 to make the most of that,