Moving to Nowhere…Central America, Anyone?


So, we sold our house. I’ve been in denial for a while over this one – I like it there. In denial, I mean. At first, I kept saying, “oh, but they still need to sell their house”. Then they did, so I started saying, “oh, but they still have to have the inspection”. Then they did. Now, we have less than a month to vacate. Time to get out of denial.

The original plan had us staying on the Island until September, and then driving down the East Coast to Florida, hanging out down there for a while, and then somehow magically ending up on the other side of the Atlantic in England sometime in late September or October. Now, since we have to move out on July 16, and we are moving to Nowhere, we figured we might as well revamp the plan to include some August travel. The problem with driving Southward in August, of course, is that it just gets hotter and hotter as you drive further and further. I’m not that great with extreme heat. Neither are the kids. I remember 4 years ago stopping in Quebec City on the way home from visiting friends in Peterborough…it was about 30 degrees and the kids were entirely unpleasant. Understandably so. Who wants to walk around a hot, sticky, picturesque city with their parents in that kind of heat? They just want to be in water. Can’t say I blame them.

Anyway, back to the now. Which is, it’s too hot to hang out in Florida in August. So, Dev says he wants to go somewhere exotic, and points out that it’s actually “winter” in South America or anywhere else close to or south of the equator. We start looking at guide books and websites for South America, and then we come across the little paragraph that changed the plan. It said that all of what South America has to offer (such as Mayan ruins, jungle wildlife, rain forests, mountains, and tropical-paradise-style beaches) can also be found in Central America, only it’s not so big, so it’s way more manageable. Turns out it doesn’t have yellow fever either, and one less disease to worry about is always a plus.

So, here we go. Time to get the guide books out and check into what needs to happen to get us to Central America by August!

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