Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Let the Fun Begin ... In A Few Hours, More or Less!

It’s funny how something that you’ve been planning for years and years can still somehow manage to catch you a bit by surprise when the event finally arrives even though while you were in the middle of the planning, you more or less felt like the day would never arrive when that which you were planning for so long finally happened.

That’s rather been the case with Claire’s second trip to the United States; a trip that we’ve been talking about for over four years and planning quite extensively for the past year. Through a major series of emails and Facebook messages we’ve plotted with meticulous detail the what/when/where/how/why of her jump across the pond and I’ve got to say that even though we’ve got things hammered down to almost the nth degree – it’s still rather surprising to me that the day has finally come when she’ll actually be here. But it has and in just over four hours, I’ll be tossing stuff in the car in the hopes that I’ve not forgotten anything important as I set out to first pick up Claire at Boston’s Logan Airport and then we head north to Maine and further on to New Brunswick, Canada in search of the world’s highest tides at Hopewell Rocks.

Wow. How did that actually get here so fast? Well, sort of fast, but not really I guess when I look back over the past four years and all of the planning that has gone into this trip – as well as the others that we have planned while Claire is here. I get the feeling that the next six weeks are simply going to blow by and I’ll be sitting on the other end of Claire’s journey wondering “Wow, how did the time go by so quickly??”

In the meantime, though, I’m watching the clock creep ever so slowly towards the time when I can get out of work, say good-bye to my co-workers until next Wednesday, and wrap up a few small errands before loading up the Caliber, dropping Amanda off in Quincy at a friend’s for her weekend plans, and then continuing on to the international terminal at Logan to await Claire’s arrival and the start of Phase One of our big adventure.

And trust me, time is moving awfully slowly right now!

12 comments:

  1. YAY! I know you guys are going to put on some major miles and smiles in the next 6 weeks! WIWT! srsly!

    big hugs xoxo

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  2. Wow was it really that many years ago for her last visit? Looking forward to all of the fun. Does the Hawthorne know they are in the path of a joy tornado?

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  3. Have a fabulous time. :)

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  4. And once she gets here, the time will fly by! Have a wonderful visit!

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  5. Sounds like the fun is about to begin!! Have a great time!!

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  6. Haha, I totally believe it. Spent a year plus planning the wedding and I'm still in shock it's over with. Enjoy hanging out with Clair, cannot wait to hear about your adventures!

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  7. I hear ya! My cruise is only 17 days away and I feel the same way :)
    Have fun, girls!

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  8. have a perfectly lovely trip!

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxooxo

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  9. have fun!! I can't wait to hear about your adventures!!!!

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  10. Let the fun begin!

    Big hugs, honey...

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  11. I so know what you mean about waiting for a trip, then before you know it here it is and all too soon over! I know you're going to have a great time and I can't wait to hear all about it. Give Claire my regards. :)

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  12. This doesn't need to be said, yet I'll say it anyway...have fun!

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