|Colorful sunset over the farm.|
Our itinerary for the next 666 days…more to come in the future…
|Sydney Hotel||1||4/15/2016 – 4/16/2016|
|Cruise – Sydney to Singapore||14||RC Voyager of Seas||4/16/2016 – 4/30/2016|
|Bali House||59||4/30/2016 – 6/28/2016|
|Hotel Singapore||7||6/28/2016 – 7/5/2016|
|Hanoi Hotel||3||7/5/2016 – 7/8/2016|
|Cruise – Mekong River – Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City||15||Viking
|7/8/2016 – 7/22/2016|
|Phuket House||41||7/22/2016 – 9/1/2016|
|Bali House||59||9/1/2016 – 10/30/2016|
|Sydney Hotel||1||10/30/2016 – 10/31/2016|
|Cruise – Sydney to Perth||16||RC Radiance of the Seas||10/31/2016 – 11/16/2016|
|Cruise – Perth to Sydney||17||RC Radiance of the Seas||11/16/2016 – 12/3/2016|
|Tasmania #1 Beach House||44||12/3/2016 – 1/16/2017|
|Tasmania #2 River Waterfront||44||1/16/2017 – 3/1/2017|
|Cruise – Sydney to Sydney||12||Celebrity Solstice||3/1/2017 – 3/13/2017|
|Sydney House||40||3/13/2017 – 4/22/2017|
|Cruise – Sydney to Seattle||24||RC Explorer of the Seas||4/22/2017 – 5/15/2017|
|GAP 5/15/2017 – 5/17/2017||2||5/15/2017 – 5/17/2017|
|Cruise – Vancouver to Seattle – Alaska||9||Celebrity Solstice||5/17/2017 – 5/26/2017|
|Seattle to Minneapolis – drive through Yellowstone – hotels||13||5/26/2017 – 6/8/2017|
|Minneapolis Family Visit – RV rental||42||6/8/2017 – 7/19/2017|
|Nevada Family Visit – Stay with son Richard in Henderson||11||7/19/2017 – 8/1/2017|
|Costa Rica – Atenas House||114||8/1/2017 – 11/22/2017|
|Hotel – Fort Lauderdale – Not booked||1||11/22/2017 – 11/23/2017|
|Cruise – Ft. Lauderdale – Santiago, Chile||15||Celebrity
|11/23/2017 – 12/8/2017|
|Cruise – Santiago, Chili – Buenos Aires, Argentina||15||Celebrity
|12/8/2017 – 12/23/2017|
|GAP Buenos Aires – Hotel or vacation homes||31||12/23/2017 – 1/23/2018|
|Cruise -Antarctica – Ushuaia, Argentina – Ushuaia, Argentina –||16||Ponant
|1/23/2018 – 2/8/2018|
|Total number of days (153 days cruising)||666|
Each time we’ve posted an updated itinerary at least one reader writes asking if our journey will end at the conclusion of the posted itinerary. If and when we’re forced (for health reasons) to change the course of our travels, we promise to post our intent of the necessity of doing so.
Also, we’ll certainly continue to document that process (health providing) including medical treatments, settling in to a new location whether temporary or permanent and the resulting expenses for all aspects of such a transition.
|While on the way to shop we stopped for cows crossing the road.|
Is there a chance the above won’t transpire? (Warning: morbid talk here). If we stay relatively healthy and are able to continue on, we may find life comes to an end for one of us during the journey. One way or another, we’ll notify our readers.
As we age, along with the rest of us, we realize that life may change at some point. Actually, life will change at some point. For now, we don’t worry or concern ourselves with that eventuality.
|The farmer offered to stop the flow but we insisted they carry on.|
Striving for good health, living in the moment and joyful planning for the future are the main focus of our nomadic lifestyle. As we peruse our above itinerary it’s hard to wipe the smiles off of our faces. If happiness is instrumental in living a long and healthy life, we should be around for awhile.
|A few stopped to check us out as the crossing continued from the paddock.|
No, we aren’t slapstick happy every single day. Like the rest of us, we have quite uneventful days. We have other days where we may feel worried or angst-ridden. On occasion, we have fitful nights spent worrying about the well being of family and friends.
But, overall, a powerful sense of contentment surrounds us. Yesterday, on the deck with 47 alpacas within our reach, we felt the endorphin rush of interacting with nature. Laughing, commenting, smiling while handing them an open palm of their grassy treats, we can’t help but appreciate every moment of our lives.
|The cows were being moved to milking. Moving them must be a daily occurrence.|
For however long this journey lasts, we remain grateful each and every day. Grateful for the experiences, grateful for the good health and grateful for the opportunity of sharing it with all of you!
|One year ago today, we wrote about “Birdie,” a Red Cardinal who visited our veranda in Kauai more times a day than we could count. I chopped batches of unsalted organic macadamia nuts, almonds, pecans and walnuts feeding them to him and his “wife” when they came to visit. He sang a song when I didn’t get the nuts outside to him quickly enough. To hear his song in our video, please click here. To see the year-ago-post, please click here.|