When this post is published, the Wilkin family should be heading toward summer in the Northern Hemisphere. I thought the photos of trees, all taken within shouting distance of our house in Melbourne, would provide an interesting contrast to what we will see when we finally disembark in Moncton, Canada.
This will be our fourth trip back since we landed here in July of 2010. The children are terribly excited, and if the enthusiasm of the parents does not quite match that of the children, it is perhaps because we are thinking of the hours of travel to be endured before the fun begins. We will start by leaving our house at 3:30am for a 6am flight to Sydney. From Sydney, we make the fourteen hour flight to L.A., where we will change terminals and airlines. Toronto will be the next stop, after a long layover in L.A., followed by a flight to Moncton, New Brunswick. If we are awake enough, we will then drive several hours to Fredericton. By then all systems should be thoroughly confused, but hopefully our exhausted bodies will be able to get some sleep and adjust quickly to the thirteen hour time difference.