For the longest time, David has been nagging me about touring Australia and New Zealand, but I keep putting it off.
Me: “Why do you want to see another western country with western buildings and English-speaking people? Isn’t it another USA?”
David: “I want to see the animals! Kangaroos! Koala bears!”
Me: “Well, you do realize that there was an earthquake in New Zealand that destroyed buildings. Not to mention an erupting volcano that canceled air flights due to poor visibility. Besides, one local travel agency is charging $6,500 per person for a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Too expensive!”
David: “Let’s take a cruise, then. Last I heard, it cost $2,000 per person. Let’s look into it.”
So, guess what, people, it may very well come to pass. Friends have been describing their adventures aboard ship down under. They told us we will be able to see koala bears in New Zealand as well as have breakfast with the ‘roos in Sydney. Something David has always wanted to do.
Here’s our plan: We intend to see India this year, Southeast Asia next year, and Australia and New Zealand the following year. There is so much of the world to see before we die.