My excitement bubble has been building for a while now and this afternoon, just before boarding my last flight out of Mackay, it burst. I was positively overflowing with excitement as I waved goodbye to Ed for the last time. Ed only has four days of work remaining before he road trips down to Melbourne, sharing the journey with family and friends.
I have three weeks of work remaining and then, on Monday 1 July, we are Europe bound.
We spent the weekend cross-checking itineraries, lamenting over the falling Australian dollar, packing bags and donating a few to the Salvation Army. We went out on the town on Saturday night with a group of Ed’s mates for a few / many farewell drinks, carved up the dance floor and then recovered the following day with a pie at the Pinnacle Pub, just out of Mackay.
This is where it all began, two years ago. It was bittersweet boarding the plane today but I’m so excited about this next adventure, and for sharing it with you via our blog.
‘1<3 / I Heart Europe’ represents the 103 days we will be spending in Europe from 1 July 2013 – 12 October 2013 and we will be documenting our journey in thoughts and pictures.
It’s not long now …