As we spread the word of our unorthodox plans for our near future, we were quite amused by how many friends were not surprised to hear such a thing from us. We've have been planning this for a while and have relied on the advice of our fellow travelers, many who have been on their adventures for years. Now, in a few days, our apartment will be empty, and a tiny rent-a-truck will have the few boxes & furniture we decided to keep. We'll be officially without a permanent address, and with nothing but our carry-on bags, and Andy's guitar. We're not yet experts on world travel, but I suspect we'll be quick learners!
Since Andy is a musician and I'm a watercolorist, one of our biggest challenges has been figuring out how to fit everything we need in a carry-on, and still bring enough clothes, shoes, and tech stuff. Andy has almost(!) decided which guitar he's bringing, and I bought the little tiniest watercolor bloc I've ever worked with, and pared down my tubes of paint to just the essential colors. So art and music will be part of this blog. We're excited to share our work here as we go.
We promise to do our best to keep you amused and entertained while you trot about with us. We'll try not to bore you we discover sights, sounds, and experiences around the world that we can share with you. If you have a question, please ask! We really want to engage our readers.
Our first stop will be Philadelphia to visit our daughter, then on to DC where Andy's sister is letting us store some stuff. Next up is Richmond, Va. to visit Andy's folks. Then on to Savannah, a favorite city, for 2 weeks, where we get to see our son graduate from SCAD (woo-hooo!!). After Thanksgiving we fly from Savannah to Mexico, where we'll visit Sayulita, San Miguel de Allende, and Guadalajara, and then travel on to New Zealand for the new year!.
Wear your walking shoes!!!