Departure Date – June 14th!!!

14 Jun

Author: Steve

It’ 8:30am and I’m sitting at Starbucks. An unbelievable sense of emotion has just hit me like a Mac Truck, yeah it might be the lack of sleep and the Grande coffee but I’d rather believe it’s because in a few hours we are about to leave our small town for a while and just be together! I’m not sure what tomorrow, next week or even next month will bring but that’s what’s so exciting!! (Note to self – investigate proper usage and etiquette when using exclamation points). Our backpacks are all packed and ready to go…a sense of calm has been rolling upon us since late last night and we can all feel it. I am so happy to be with my family and at the same time I am so happy to simply just “be”!!

Good Bye Home!


Posted by on June 14, 2011 in USA


20 responses to “Departure Date – June 14th!!!

  1. Carol H.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Have a great time!! Can’t wait to see your updates along the way. By the way, I have a very close friend who is a world traveler and she says that you absolutely can’t miss going to New Zealand! She has traveled the world by backpack on her own for many years and knows alot about most destinations. You’ve probably heard lots of advice about where to go and where to stay and your itinerary may be pretty set….but if you want to connect with her to find out any info, let me know! Or I can share your blog with her.

    Safe travels!

    Carol H.

  2. Soccer friends

    June 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Kendal and Family,
    We already miss u Kennyy! Hope you have a safe trip and keep us posted on your journey:) We love you so much Ken-doll! We can’t believe your going to be gone a whole year! Have lots of fun:) We are going to miss all of our memories and laughs hahaha:D
    -Ashley, Allison, Keira, Dani, Cyd, and Jamie ( your bffs from soccer)
    P.S. We are soooooo gonna miss Keagans’s singing and dance moves from Just Dance 2 and Micheal Jackson Wii!

  3. Kristine L.

    June 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Good luck!! I’m so jealous. Have a great time and enjoy every minute!! Play tennis in every country!! 😉

  4. Cary S.G.

    June 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Safe travels on your amazing journey!

  5. Lori F.

    June 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I am so excited for all of you and your wonderful journey together!! Be safe and we look forward to following you on your incredible adventure!!

  6. Donna N.

    June 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    We are so excited for you we are bursting. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Debbie

    June 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Best of luck to you in den start ihrer reise! The B’s will be following you in your adventure. Can’t even imagine how to live with one carry on and a backpack in this day and age.

  8. Eva G.

    June 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Yay! You’ve made it, getting out the door is huge, maybe the hardest part. We’re very excited for you!

  9. Jacob

    June 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Have Fun!!

  10. Julie E.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Wonderful Blog. HUGS to ALL. LOVE AUNT julie.

  11. KimB

    June 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Yippeee! You’re on your way- hope you get some sleep on the flight!

  12. Paige K.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Have fun! I’ll miss you! 🙂

  13. Heather A.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The A’s wish you the best on your journey! Ben was very happy to have time to spend with Keegan before your departure. He will miss him, but plans to keep in touch! We look forward to hearing about your adventures! Safe Travels and Keep in Touch!

    The A’s

  14. Jeanne K.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wow!!! So from what I am piecing together from not knowing anything, you guys are on on quite a journey of a lifetime!! I can’t wait to hear more info!

  15. Joe

    June 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Keep writing! I’m living vicariously….

  16. Morgan

    June 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Aw!! I cried when I saw this picture! I am so happy for all of you though! Have fun!

  17. Richard

    June 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Awesome, sounds like a great start to your trip but you got along way to go, enjoy the ride be careful,
    we love yous..
    (Hint, use the german beer for the kids to stop em from being cranky).

  18. raquelita2011

    June 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m so happy for you guys. Please have a lot of fun and b very careful. I love uz all

  19. Carey

    June 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love the commentary and the picture of you all leaving with backpacks at the front door! I can’t wait to follow your once in a lifetime adventure around the world! Happy travels to you!!! Carey

  20. Carrie C.

    June 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Amy you are an amazing Mom!


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