Christmas 2017 and our niece Elly Parker and her now fiancé, Canadian Matt visited Australia to spend the holiday with family. The conversation turned to the possibility of visiting them in Toronto, Canada sometime in 2018 and the idea was born.
The decision was made for myself, my wife Janeane, and Ella’s nanny, Beryl Parker to visit Canada for a month at the end of October 2018 and the planning began.
Flights were booked with Qantas and we would arrive in Toronto at 9pm local time on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Janeane and I have never been to Canada or the US before (Hong Kong was about the furthest we had been) so we decided to make the most of our month.
We made an itinerary that would take in some of the eastern side of Canada including Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec driving a rental car. We will then fly to Boston for a few days and then on to New York, staying in Times Square. Back to Toronto to spend time with Elly and Matt, taking in Niagara Falls area for a weekend and the Amish Country.
With a little bit of time left up our sleeves we decided another location in the US could be slotted in and New Orleans was chosen for it’s fun and quirkiness.
This is trip is the culmination of a big 2018 for us with the sale of our business and the pending sale of our house of 17 years on the Gold Coast that will allow both of us to relocate to Victoria after 33 years to be closer to family and friends.
It is an exciting time for us and we look forward to our trip and putting this journal together as a lasting legacy of what should be a fantastic time.
Let the fun begin!
Bob and Janeane.