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Where are Mark and Susan?

Lots of people want to know if we are planning where to go as we go along or have the whole eight months planned out.  The answer is “both”!  Some of the things we want to do require advance booking and planning – safari, The India Pacific train in Australia – and we booked all those items.  Then we filled in some time around those activities with places that make logistically sense – Seychelles, Capetown.  We still have big gaps in the planning Spreadsheet (Thank heavens for Excel!) especially in Australia and the UK at Christmas time.

Here’s the plan so far since a few friends think they want to join us along the way.

8/31       Omaha, Nebraska

9/1 – 9/6  Iowa

9/7 – 9/12  Cumberland, MD

9/14 – 9/15 – Heidelberg, Germany

9/16 – 9/21 – Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest with 30 German and U.S. friends

9/22, 23, 24 – Padova, Italy

9/25 – 10/2 –  Lucca, Italy

10/2 – 10/6 – Rome, Italy

10/7 – 10/23 – Split, Croatia

10/24, 25 – Heidelberg, Germany

10/26 – Frankfurt, Germany

10/27 – Frankfurt – Istanbul  – Arusha, Tanzania

10/28 – 11/11  Tanzania – Safari with Thomson Safaris

11/12, 13, 14, 15, 16 – Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

11/17 – fly to Johannesburg, South Africa

11/18, 19, 20, 21 – Cape Town, South Africa

11/22 – 12/9  –  Praslin and Victoria, Seychelles

12/11 – Frankfurt, Germany

12/12 – 12/22 –  Germany, Belgium, UK or Ireland probably …

12/22 – 1/2 – Fort Augustus, Scotland, UK – yes, it will be cold!

1/3 – Inverness, UK

1/4, 5, 6, 7 – London

1/8 – Munich, Germany

1/9 – Munich to Bangkok, Thailand

1/10, 11, 12, 13, 14 – Bangkok

1/15 – 1/21 –  Ko Samui, Thailand

1/22, 23, 24, 25 – Thailand

1/26 – 2/10 – Tour of India

2/11, 12 – Bangkok

2/13 – 4/12 – Australia

2/13 – 2/25 – Fremantle, Dawesville, Margaret River, Western Australia – Dave Young joined us.

2/25, 26, 27, 28 – On the India Pacific Train from Perth to Sydney

3/25 – 4/5 – Melbourne, Australia

4/6 – 4/10 – Wollongong, Australia

4/11 – 4/12 – Sydney, Australia

4/13 – 4/28    Holland America Cruise to Honolulu from Sydney –  no cell service and no internet

4/28 – 5/17 –  Maui – Kaanapali Westin Villas – we have cell service again and wifi.

5/17 – 5/18   Maui – DEN  – Home on 5/18