It is such a rush to purchase tickets for a trip. It feels like you are walking to the edge of the high diving board and jumping. And doesn't the water feel great once you have jumped in?
We have decided to go to Australia this year. It took a long time to decide just where we wanted to go. We went to many tempting slide presentations at Wide World Books. Bhutan? Turkey? Balkans? We thought about NYC or Rome since G hasn't been to either city. But just a couple of weeks ago, G was reading one of his plant books and came across a map of the Mediterranean plant regions of the world. It turned out that we have been to four of the five regions, California, Chile, Southern Europe and South Africa. There was one region left, Western Australia. That started us down the path to Perth.
The more and more that we read, we realized it would be perfect for our interests. And it would fit in the time we wanted to travel, late September - Early October.
We spent last week discussing and debating how to organize our trip. At first, we were going to only focus on the Southwestern corner but the more and more we read, we realized that we should do a loop going north a bit and then down south.
After two weeks in Western Australia, we'll return to Sydney for a few days of sightseeing in Sydney.
Now to start booking accommodations.