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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The trip of a lifetime (or at least 2013!)

Welcome friends to what will be the Zucker Family's blog for the summer of 2013 sabbatical adventure.
We are thrilled that you will be following us along on our adventure.  We will update this blog fairly regularly while we are traveling to document our travels, experiences and pics of the beautiful parts of the country we will see.  Before we head out I will be posting some blogs regarding our preparations for our trip, to give you a sense of what a true adventuer it will be.

To fill you all in, Arnie and I are both taking a 9 week sabbatical from P&G this summer.  We are so blessed to work for P&G who offers up to 3 month sabbatical every five years of employment.  Our dream has been to take two sabbaticals before Ben heads off to college, the first one a domestic adventure hitting many of the national parks, and the 2nd to go to Australia and New Zealand.  Like life always does, it at many times just felt like a dream that would never be reality.  But when both of our assignment changes lined up to be this summer, we talked over the Christmas holiday and decided to go for it.  Thankfully both our our management lines were aligned and signed off on our request, and then the planning began.

Our trip breaks down into three parts:
1) RV trip out West from June 2-July 14
2) Mother-daughter, Daddy-son time from July 15-July26
3) Disney cruise in the Carribean with my side of the family from July 27-Aug 4

and then back to work and reality on Aug 5th.

 For our RV trip we have rented a Sunseeker Forest River 3170 model from Neff Brothers RV in Cleveland area.  Thankfully one of our hockey friends was doing a 3 week RV trip and had done all the research to find the best RV place...thank you Mark Gall.  Here is a pic of what our home away from home will look like, as well as the inside images.  As you will see while it isn't home, it should be a nice ride for the six weeks we will be in it.

Tomorrow I hope to get back online and share our itinerary with you, where we will be each day, what parks we are visiting and friends we will see.

ciao for now, Joanna


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