Final Planning Weeks – US Trip

Due to a number of reasons our planned trip to the US has been brought forward and extended by a few weeks.

Now leaving Sunday 10th July and returning Monday 5th September – a total of 6 weeks.  Ian starts his new job on 8th September 2011.  We are planning two full weeks in Abilene with Scott and Leonie before we fly home, a perfect way to end our trip.

I am currently in the final stages of planning. Flights have been changed (ouch) especially when I originally had return flights for the great price of $998 return Dallas. Qantas certainly make changes to flights expensive but it has been worth it for us at this time.

Sadly we will now miss Indee’s first birthday but will Skype in to be a part of all the birthday action.

For those interested, I am going to post our proposed driving itinerary here in the next couple of days. Keep in mind the only confirmed bookings are flights in and flights home so things could change as we go along

Anyone with suggestions for places to visit and things to do please add them here

This trip was originally planned to take in the Iowa State Fair, we are still going to get to the fair and it will be fun to compare it with Sydney’s own Easter show.

Up up and away to LA

The day has come to begin our trip. Shuttle picking us up this morning and we fly out at approx 3pm this afternoon. Looking forward to LA especially the 22c after yesterday’s shocker. The bags are packed, all the kids have put their orders in, so I think we are free to go. Jorja is going to watch our progress on the round map (globe). Looking forward to flying on Qantas A380 the novelty will wear off about 5 hours into the trip. For those who are going to follow along on our journey, welcome. Please comment and leave any suggestions for places to visit. Restaurant and accommodations suggestions will be appreciated along the way.

First stop overnight in LA, then collect the car and drive to Las Vegas for 3 nights. After that who knows where but I will at the plans as they are formed. Thanks, everyone for the good wishes.