The excitement is building and the reality of our trip is setting in.
Pon’s working his final days at work and I’ve had some final ‘goodbye’ catchups with some of Nixon’s school friends.
There are deliveries turning up almost daily now as we’ve had some last minute online shopping for ‘must have’ items for on the road.
Nights are becoming restless as we lay awake thinking of all the last minute jobs, gear and packing strategies we may need.
I’ve been busy with appointments- yearly dental checkups, pet vaccinations, car servicing etc. Rallying up the accountants and getting the books and tax update. There are so many loose ends a year of absence can leave you with.
Next week we planned to have a few practice runs packing all our stuff into the rig, It’s going to be one big jigsaw puzzle!
I thought initially I would struggle living so minimalistic, but after living out of the van at my parents house for almost 8 weeks, I’ve spent countless hours reducing and reconfiguring the cupboards, filling bags up with things I want out of the van! Less is really more in such confined spaces!
I’m waiting on our thermal pot and fold up bike to arrive now.( yes you read it – a fold up bike) if you’ve ever seen one, I’m sure you would’ve pointed and laughed at it! They look ridiculous and I swore blind I would never own one.. But it’s down to the wire with weight and space and unfortunately we could not Find a safe enough way to cart four bikes around on the front or back of the van. Stay tuned for a good laugh!