Tomorrow I’ll wake up and have to drive!

Hello everyone! We thought we’d do a nice mini-post of our morning…

We got up, got ready and finished packing up our belongings. Packing had actually gone quite smoothly last night. We bought a big, cheap duffle bag so that everything could easily fit…plus paying for an extra bag is cheaper than overweight charges.

After breakfast we went for a walk. We wanted one last chance to see London. Plus it was a nice full circle to have our last European view be that same as our first:

Next will be the crazy tube ride to the airport…with our backpacks, carry on bag each and duffle… The bad part will be changing trains in the busy Piccadilly Circus station… Then it’ll be onto the airplane & off to Canada! Yay Canada!

We will miss it here…but more on that later..

Love, Luck & Leaving Right Now,

Come join the Edmonton Hop On/Hop Off City Bus tour!

We have finally had the time to sort through and evaluate all of your sightseeing suggestions! It was hard work as you all did such a good job of coming up with ideas!

Here was our judging criteria:
Was it a sight that hadn’t been listed yet?
Was it within the range that our tour could go without being hours long?
Was it worth a stop of it’s own?
Was it something that would be part of a stop someone else listed?
Was it something you wouldn’t stop at but would just point out?

In the end we gave 1 point for a stop and .5 point for something that you’d just point out and not stop at (or would be added to a previously listed stop).

The points that everyone received for this challenge and will be added to everyone’s running totals are:

Nicole – 15.5 points
Kelsey – 7 points
Kummer Parents – 6 points (you can’t argue that Brad K deserved some creativity points there!)
Kristin – 5 points
Alexa – 4.5 points
Padget Parents – 2 points

We’re not going to post the overall totals (shhh it’s a secret) but we will tell you it’s still a close race! So keep checking and keep participating! The better the competition the better the prize!

❤ K&J

And so it begins…

Howdy folks! Today is the day! Everything is planned…everything is packed (at least I hope I haven’t forgot anything)…and it’s only T-minus 4 hours until take-off. Justine & I have been working and saving for over a year to make this event possible. 4 months…17.5 weeks…122 days in Europe!

I am so excited, although I have to admit it’s all still a bit surreal. Your read about these places, or see them on TV or movies, and dream about going there and seeing them in person. And suddenly I’m doing it. It’s hard to think that in less than 24hours time I will be walking the streets of London. LONDON! I can’t even explain how psyched I am. Over the last few months I’ve talked to a lot of friends and families about my trip and have been treated to so many stories about everyones own experiences. I can’t wait to be able to contribute more to the conversation than “I’ve read about that” or “I’m so excited!”

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous. We’re about to hop on a plane to travel across the ocean (and into the future as I like to tell Alexa). We will be visiting places where they have different money and food and customs and sometimes speak a completely different language. But I have faith in our travel skills and that there will still be kind, helpful people who want to assist us, even on the other side of the world.

Justine and I have decided we want to update as often as we can, so check back soon and check back often! We’ll try to be informative and entertaining…hopefully you can have a laugh and learn something new right along with us!

Love, Luck & Luggage!


PS – For those of you who have followed his travels before be very excited because….Doug is back!!! Yes, Justine & I will not be the only ones going to Europe. Doug is packed and ready to go, although I’m a little worried he may not be able to handle his pack…

Doug all packed to go!