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Friday, October 01, 2021

Researching Ourselves

We have our air tickets for a major portion of this winter's travel.  Our flights will depart Vancouver on November 15th.  That got me wondering about our previous retirement winters.  I did remember that Jay and I were a little late for our very first winter as we flew on US Thanksgiving day.

So, I had to do a bit of sleuthing to see on what date we left on our subsequent winters.  I had to look up the details right here in my eJournal and images.  Of the six winters of travel, it appears only one started in October on Halloween day.

On some of the trips, we lost a day because of the International Date Line but gained the lost time back when returning in the spring.  At other times, we headed to the airport late because our flights were in the early hours of the following morning.  On a few occasions, the initial flight was simply a stopover destination on our way to where we'd spend the bulk of the winter.

November 27, 2014
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We Made It to PV 
November 4, 2015
Dubai, UAE; Luxor, Egypt; Tunis, Tunisia
Seatac S Terminal


(Jay's bypass operation meant our winter 2016 departure was replaced by a Mediterranean cruise the following summer and one from Vancouver to New Zealand in the autumn.)
 

November 30, 2017
Hong Kong, China; Penang, Malaysia; Siem Reap, Cambodia November 30, 2017 
November 12, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan; Bali, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Taipei Arrival Day 
October 31, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Airlines 319 to Colombo


November 6, 2020
Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico WestJet.com


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