List 24/52 – 7 Reasons For Our 6 Month Family Trip

1. It’s always been a dream of ours, since before we even had kids to do it with.

2. Life is short, and shorter for some than others. My mother died at 41, and these days too many of my friends are also being touched by cancer. You just don’t know what’s around the corner. I don’t want to put off a dream and then not have a chance to do it.

3. Now is a good time. Dave has been at his job long enough that they agreed to leave without pay. Lil can miss the second half of kindergarten. Ed is not too little. I can defer my uni studies.

4. To spend time with family who live far away.

5. To spend time with each other away from the distractions of normal life.

6. To experience other places with the kids and open their eyes to the wider world. Even if they don’t remember all the details later.

7. To revisit favourite places from the past and show the kids.

We leave in three weeks tomorrow!!

Vietnam

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2 Responses to “List 24/52 – 7 Reasons For Our 6 Month Family Trip”


  1. 1 Wheres Sharon? (Sharon) June 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Sounds like great reasons to me 🙂 my father died suddenly in his forties. It certainly shows you that you never know what is around the corner.


  1. 1 List 52/52 – The Best of the Lists | The places we go Trackback on December 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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