so, i told you we had an announcement...
in just two weeks, we will be packing up our little family and moving north for 9 weeks!
allow me to illustrate with a little geography lesson...
we live in New Zealand which is the little country to the right of Australia:
New Zealand is made up of two large islands (with the very original names of North Island and South Island) and a little guy down the bottom called Stewart Island:
this is the North Island:
and this is where we live.
and where we're going:
we are going to a tiny little place called Houhora (so tiny it's not even on the map above!!). it will be a 6 hour drive (plus stops) - eek! but looks so totally beautiful
some things you should know:
*it is not so wintery up there *we will be all sleeping in a shed together. (i have decided to emply my imagination and pretend the shed is actually a stationary airstream trailer) *there is no phone coverage where we will be staying *no internet connection either *we have a family of 6 from Florida staying in our home the entire time we're away *
any tips for long-term travel? having house-sitters? (i think i'll clear out my undies drawer, but what else??) what should i absolutely make sure i don't leave behind?
help! we're excited for the adventure and grateful for the opportunity, but kinda freaking out a little too!