I am going to end 2008 in a foreign country. We started 2008 in a foreign country, so that seems right. New Years 2008 was down in Belize and we spent a very enjoyable evening with new friends watching fireworks from the top of a zip line tower while a local teenager sang the Belize National Anthem.
I have no idea where or what I will be doing when I ring out 2008 but I know it will be somewhere in Australia.
We traveled quite a bit this year; Canada,(three provinces),The U.S.A. (24 states), Mexico (down the East and up the West Coast), Belize, Guatemala, France, Germany, Monaco and Italy.
There were a few places that we wanted to see and did not. Egypt, Japan and New Zealand. We didn’t have the budget for Egypt and my company changed my assignment down under ruling out New Zealand. In fact my reassignment to another firefighting base ruled out Paula joining me for Christmas in Australia altogether.
It can’t be helped and believe me I am not complaining ,it has been a great year of travels. It looks like we will base ourselves primarily on the eastern side of the U.S. and Canada for the next couple of years. There will be a trip or two to Belize to see if Ali can find us some good land to finally settle down on and we will always return to the eastern Sierra Nevada’s and the Santa Barbara area.
We hope for Japan but unless I get sent on the Korea contract it may be a while.So, its back and forth across the U.S. and Canada for a while but primarily the eastern U.S.. That is the plan so far and as long as we keep our RV’s on separate sides of the country we should be able to pull it off.
The East Coast RV on the left and the little West Coast RV on the right.
One lives for the winter in Florida and the other in California
There are a few more countries on the must see list which include ,India, Nepal,Thailand,Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Panama and Chile.I don’t know how many places we will make it to and for some of them like Nepal I had better visit before the altitude and my age convince me to sit back and watch the travelogues.
It’s a goal then and what is life without goals?