RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-27

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-27pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaFriday 14th February So, finally a chance to site down and write some more journal entries. We arrived in England yesterday via the Sea France cross-channel ferry from Calais to Dover. Seeing the White Cliffs of Dover has a significance to it that can only be felt by […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-26

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-26pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaSaturday 15th February Went to see Mum & Dad today. Dad picked us up at Jacqueline’s house and drove us to West Thurrock where he and Mum have been living in Paul David’s house for the past few years. Due to Mum’s ongoing medical condition(s), they should have […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-23

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-23pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaTuesday 18th February Time for a bit of a recap of the events of the past few days. Although not public knowledge back in Jacksonville, I’ve been researching and planning for this RTW (Round The World) trip for well over a year now. It follows, then, that I […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-21

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-21pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaThursday 20th February Not a lot has happened over the past couple of days. Both Sandy and I have visited the doctor. Myself for an infected left ear (again!) and Sandy for a sinus infection. As it turns out, neither of us had to make any kind of […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-19

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-19pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaSaturday 22nd February Back from Richard & Kay’s this morning. We had a really good time with the kids yesterday. Not a lot to do activity wise where they live but did eventually have a blast on a new go-kart racetrack nearby. The go-karts have very powerful petrol […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-14

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-14pre-departureBasingstokeThursday 27th February We temporarily packed up all our stuff today and have headed down to Basingstoke to visit a couple more siblings and their offspring. The journey on the train was uneventful yet comfortable and took us about 2 hours altogether. The only real stress for the […]

RTW pre-departure – Basingstoke, England T-13

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-13pre-departureBasingstokeFriday 28th February Well, where to start. We had a great day today with a trip to the South coast in a van full of kids. Louise had arranged for us to go to Portsmouth with David (her boyfriend) and his family. It was only when the 12-seated […]

RTW pre-departure – Basingstoke, England T-8

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-8pre-departureBasingstokeWednesday 5th March Haven’t been keeping up with the daily journal too much over the past few days. We’ve really enjoyed our stay here at Annie’s house, especially the time we have spent with the kids. We had a lot of fun at David’s house a couple of […]

RTW pre-departure – West Thurrock, England T-7

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-7pre-departureWest ThurrockThursday 6th March The time we spent down in Basingstoke was a huge success. We got to spend some quality time with the last remaining Nephews & Nieces and had a blast overall. We only got to see Ellis & Yasmin for a short time but we […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-4

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-4pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaSunday 9th March Now back at Jacqueline’s, the morning after the big family reunion. It was an absolute blast and ALL brothers and sisters were present – something that happens very rarely. With the exception of Richard’s Stacey Marie, all my Nephews & Nieces were also present. It […]

RTW pre-departure – Leigh-on-Sea, England T-3

England – Round The World Tour 2003 T-3pre-departureLeigh-on-SeaMonday 10th March This will be my last Travel Journal entry before we actually ‘start travelling’ for real. Technically, of course, we are wanderers already. Having already sold our house, resigned my job, relocated across the pond and now living week to week in whomever’s house we find […]