A chronicle of Alison and Ron's trip around the world in 2009-2010.


"Not all those who wander are lost"
- Tolkien

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Plan

Everyone asks, so what's the plan? The plan is to come up with a plan. The plan is to not have a plan. A man without a plan isn't a man.

At this point the plan is to work until May 1st and then spend the rest of the month packing and taking care of loose ends. Storing one car, selling the other. Donating or selling most of the useless crap we've collected over the years, packing the rest in a pod for later delivery to our new abode. Driving camping gear up to Moms house in Washington (for later use on the US leg of the tour - if we aren't broke and exhausted by then), and flying my cats to my Dads in Oklahoma.

The general itinerary is still under much discussion and debate. And it seems to double in size every time we talk about it. I'm in favor of pairing it down to a few places so we can spend more time, not feel rushed or hurried, and actually know what its like to live there. Basically, anywhere we can go back on a 2-week vacation later in life should be stricken from the list but it's sooooooo hard to not want to go EVERYWHERE!

Here is the first draft:
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
France
Ghana
India
Nepal
Thailand
Cambodia
Bali
Hong Kong
Peru
Brazil
Costa Rica
Belize


Ron also wants to add Egypt (me not so interested) and New Zealand.

I'm going to leave this post up unedited to see how close we are to what we actually do. I bet you a nickel it is not close at all and our best adventures haven't even been dreamt of yet. And the best part is that nickel will buy us twelve chai teas in Goa. So thanks in advance : )

2 comments:

corina June 18, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

hahaha. i just realized i used the same image for our itinerary post. sssssheesh. talk about same wavelength!

joe_seif July 10, 2009 at 7:35 AM  

You guys should totally do Egypt. I went there with my dad when I was 16...It was an unforgettable trip ;) Hope you have fun in the party town of Bodrum! Watch out for the drunk brits!

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