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The Year Trip We are on another grand family adventure. This time we are taking 10 months to circumnavigate the globe!


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Cape Town - On the Move

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Views [71]

NOTE: WE ARE WORKING ON IMAGES.  THEY SHOULD BE UP IN NEXT DAY.  WE WILL UPDATE POST WITH IMAGES.   It has been a busy couple of days.  Our plans had changed a couple of times do you both weather and rough seas.  So, the ... Read more >

Cape Town Heritage

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Views [110] | Comments [5]

So it is my turn to add to the blog.  Yesterday our tour guide, Lele, took us out of the inner city to communities where people live. We had a couple of stops to see different housing of different classes which were integrated in the neighborhoods.... Read more >

Cape Town Day 1-2

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Views [207]

After a 9 hour and 45-minute flight we made it to Cape Town, South Africa.  It is nice to know we do not have another flight for about 3 weeks!  When we arrived both girls claimed it was a quick flight and they barely slept on the ride. ... Read more >

Tags: apartheid, cape town, museum, slavery, south africa

Doha Qatar

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Views [128] | Comments [2]

We completed the first plane ride of our journey.  We flew from Chicago to Doha Qatar.    Here we are before taking our first flight, you that is our complete language for the next 10-months.    My parents drove us ... Read more >

Family Friends GoodBye

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Views [110]

Reality started to set in this week for Elizabeth and I about the adventure we are about to set out on.  Are we prepared, is everything planned right, is every left at home ok, the list goes on and on.  The past 11 days we have had a great ... Read more >

Tags: family, friend, goodbye, start, trip, world

Going to Michigan

Sunday, 9 Jul 2017 | Views [93]

We made it to Michigan. We had a little bit of an adventure on our way to Michigan.  We decided to take 2 vehicles to Michigan to leave an extra spot in our garage for the renters, so Elizabeth drove one and I drove the other.  In Cincinnati, ... Read more >

Tags: brakes, driving, michigan

Route Mapped

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | Views [238] | Comments [1]

Deciding the best way to show our route at our up coming going away party we created a map.  We used:   $13 dollar piece of plywood Lowes cut to size 2 packs of 12X12 corkboard 1 rand mcnally word map 2 cans of spray glue ... Read more >

Tags: around world, family, map, plane, travel

Renting the House

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Views [210] | Comments [1]

It took a lot longer than expected to rent the house. However, we knew it was not going to be easy because one of the requirements to rent the house was to take care of our two cats. We thought we would find someone because we have everything setup, ... Read more >


Monday, 15 May 2017 | Views [179]

Our two daughters have been going to public school since Kindergarten. In the fall Brooklyn would be entering 4th grade and Kaleigh 2nd Grade. This will be the first experience they will have outside the public school system. Elizabeth is a teacher so ... Read more >

Packing - What

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Views [112]

Now we have the packs, it turns to what to pack. We broke packing down to 3 things.  1. Clothes, 2. Document/ID/Money 3. Other things.  Our two big questions for each item are "Do we need it and how much does it weigh"? 1. Clothes ... Read more >

Tags: packing funny

Packing - How

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Views [122]

We have never packed for anything like this before.  As a family the closest we have come is our National Park Tour.  We thought we did pretty good packing for different temps, sleeping accommodations, and areas for 16 days in our Acadia.... Read more >

Tags: packing trip year backpack

The Plan

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Views [347]

One of the first things we had to take into consideration was our jobs.  We both put in request to take a 1 year leave.  We agreed if one of us received the leave we would go.  Luckily, one of us was granted the leave.  So, we started ... Read more >

Tags: globe, plan, route

The Trip

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Views [246]

In 2014, Elizabeth and I took our girls on a 16 day trip around the United States visiting a handful of National Parks, http://bombardotour.blogspot.com .  It was a great trip! Since then we have taken several small trips with friends, a lot of ... Read more >

Tags: around the world, family, year trip



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