Has it really been over two months? Have we really travelled all the way around the globe? We’ve crossed the equator three times and will a fourth on the flight I am about to board. In one trip we visited 10% of the world’s countries. Not too shabby.
Lessons learned and other miscellaneous observations:
· Doing this with hubby was the perfect choice, no one I’d rather share these memories with AND I still really like him
· I am a much more social creature than I realized, I missed my kids and friends a ton (yes, the dogs too)
· I would make sure we met up with more friends along the way than we did (see item above)
· There were some places along our road trip portions where we stayed a single night, I would change the minimum stay to two nights; time to enjoy the journey AND the destination
· Packing was just about perfect, I packed one pair of pants that I hardly wore and I packed more plug adapters than I needed
· It was harder than I thought to not shop
· I love food, but somehow almost always felt hungry
· We found great wine everywhere, but in Asia they didn’t have locals wines available, they liked the exotic feel of wines from far away
· Every airline has a different definition of business class
· I felt like I worked a lot but didn’t get nearly the amount of writing done that I predicted or needed to do
· If I had to leave the US and move anywhere else in the world, it would be New Zealand, Queenstown to be exact
· You can never take too many pictures, that’s why we’re digital no?
· I spent more on some things than I expected and less on others
· I would return to anyplace we visited except for Bangkok, it’s hot, smelly, dirty and gross (and the only place I felt discriminated against as a westerner)
· There are yummy sweets everywhere but nothing beats a good Oreo (and they are everywhere too)
I’m sure there’s many many more that will come to mind later, but I do have a plane to catch, heading to the MVP Summit, via Honolulu and San Francisco.