At this stage—looking forward—the trip is little more than bare bones. A window of time, maps, travel books, tickets purchased and bits of advice. All potential and possibilities. As Dr. Frank-N-Furter said, “Antici……pation.”
The plan at this point is to load up the car and spend a few weeks traveling across Canada, perhaps as far as the Maritimes, Canada’s eastern provinces. Faye’s two brothers live along the way, one in Alberta and one in Ontario. I have distant relatives from my dad’s side in New Brunswick. I don’t know whether I will be able to connect with any living relatives, but I know where some are buried.
I will go to Guatemala for the month of November to catch up with friends and family, and soak up some sunshine; Faye will stay with her brother in Ontario. A few days after I get back, in early December, we’ll fly to Bangkok to spend three months in Southeast Asia. The plan is to divide the time among Thailand, Laos and Burma/Myanmar.