November Update, Marblehead and Getting Closer

We’ve been quiet here at Great Lets Go, but as we get closer to our departure that will change. We now have our actual departure date & time. Off to Iceland on June 15th 2016. Feels great having things set. We now know where we’ll be through July 2016. Iceland is all booked and paid for (thanks Air B n B). England is also booked, London/Oxford/Cornwall/Chester  then off to Scotland from there.

We’ll start to focus some attention on this site now that things are getting closer. We have a new logo coming next week. We have some tips to share regarding some gear we’ve bought and how we’ve booked the early part of the big trip (13 months). We’ve been reading a ton about other families doing similar things. Nice to see such a great community of travellers online. I’m sure we’ll meet a lot of you along the way.

One larger item is we are now searching for two other families that might be in the planning stages of a similar/long trip and are looking for a website to share their stories. A perfect fit is a family that might want a place online to share stories/experiences so that their friends and family might follow along, but might not have a lot of online experience. We can offer a place to call home on the web, with your own section here. Over time we hope to build this into a substantial web destination and hope that a few of you might want to get in on the ground floor.

Marblehead, Mass.

Kasm and Jake battle for the puck (Photo: Jody Lemieux)

We spent the weekend down in Marblehead, Massachusetts enjoying our son’s hockey tournament. This tourney has been going on for 51 years now. The idea is that a player from Quebec joins up with a youngster from Marblehead and spends the weekend with him. Our son Kasm was welcomed by the Lemieux family and their terrific defenseman Jake. They had a great time getting acquainted as did the parents. The Lemieuxs , Jody and Karl had us over to their warm home, welcomed us like family. We look forward now to receiving them in Feb. The hockey was a lot of fun as well, playing 3 games over the weekend. No goals for Kasm but he played very well. And he represented his team and his town very well in his first cultural exchange. Thanks ever so much to the Lemieux family.