Drive Around The World (Australia)

One family, one car, one year, one planet

Archive for March, 2008

Preparations 4 – Life feels like an accordion…

Life feels like an accordion. The days stretch out – hours and hours of planning, finalising, booking, confirming (and when the brain is too overwrought, five series of The West Wing to catch up on). But then the accordion contracts, and I am grateful that we planned this trip for a leap year – an extra day in February. And 31 days in March; 31 days to finish the renovations, finish packing up the house, wind up school, work, trip details and so on.

Progress alternates between big steps such as booking flights, to little ones such as another box going into storage in the roof. Then there are the moments of panic, when Smart Traveller (Australian Government Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade) upgrades travel warnings from “high degree of caution” to “reconsider your need to travel”. Great!

But slowly we are moving forward. After all, we have car, immunizations, passports…. Surely that’s enough?

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