In February, when both our girls said goodbye we wondered what our empty nest would be like. After 18 years of living, learning and travelling together as a homeschool family of four, would hubby and I have anything to talk about once the girls left?
The answer is yes. We rose to the occasion, to the challenge of new adventures, to transitioning from family to couple travellers. The girls are not gone forever. In fact, our 18-year old just completed her first year at university and is already back home for summer. Our 16-year old is still in Argentina on a year-long student exchange,.
Here are our 2016 photo highlights in no particular order:
Confused by the randomness of these 2016 photo highlights? Here is a chronological summary of our 2016 travels:
January-March: New Zealand as I finished up my first book: Choose A Way Auckland by Rhonda Albom. It published in early April.
April-June: Three tier adventure: USA to visit family and friends (Phoenix, Chicago, Delray Beach); Princess Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Aruba, Colombia, Panama Canal crossing, Costa Rica, Mexico, Los Angeles (USA), ending in Vancouver Canada; and, slow coastal travel from Vancouver to Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.
July-September: Hosted exchange students in New Zealand.
October-December: Two tier adventure: Driving a loop from Melbourne (Australia) along the Great Ocean Road and through the Grampians; and, a Royal Caribbean cruise around Australia – Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Bali (Indonesia), Port Hedlands, Geraldton, and Perth.
Our current plans for 2017: South America.
Do you have a favourite? Did you share your 2016 photo highlights? Where are you headed in 2017?
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