Day 3: The One Where Ross Gets Married

Yesterday I went to the most amazing wedding. I’m probably biased because I love Ross more than life itself. Honoured to have played such an important part in it. Here are a few photos from the day, I’m sure much better ones will appear shortly and Ross said he’s going to edit his own wedding video haha. Always the perfectionist.

In America you have to make a grand entrance after the ceremony into the main venue if you’re part of the wedding party. So the bridesmaid I was with had to dance our way into the venue with the song “Are you ready for this?” Actually I’m not sure what the song is called but I’m sure you know which one I mean. I’m really looking forward to the wedding video!!

Anyway, I am very hungover. The police got called last night as were being too loud and I have now experienced an American tradition.

Day 2: Whale watching

Initially the idea of being on a boat for four hours was nauseating and my stomach agreed with that sentiment after 30 mins out at sea. Luckily after a tiny bit of sick escaped my mouth hole I was fine and ready to enjoy! And enjoy I did! I saw dolphins, sea lions and of course whales. One even came up right up to the back of the boat!! It was so close that we could have almost touched it! Definitely going to be something that’ll live with me forever.

Jet lag? What jet lag

Day 1 of America and the first official day of travelling. Slept very well on the plane and met a lovely lady called Becky who was on her way to Vancouver for a getaway. Here she is:

I spent a couple of hours at the airport as my connecting flight to San Fran wasn’t for a 4 hours. Because my friend Jamie spoilt me with a premium lounge I also purchased a lounge pass at Vancouver

Just call me fancy!

After landing and getting a good nights sleep my roommate and myself had a wander around Los Gatos where we’re we staying.

Later on today we are going to Monterey to look at whales (the fish kind) which will be a nice 6am wake up call.

Ross has also sent me the wedding schedule for Saturday and it looks insane, almost military like. Hoping I get my hair and makeup done as well because it’s bloody sexist otherwise. Your boy needs to look sexy and suave. What do you mean I already am? Oh you!

Here we go!

I am currently sitting in a premium lounge courtesy of my best friend Jamie. Food and drinks in here are free and it’s so quiet and relaxed so it’s much better than slumming it with the general population. Only bad remark is that they rang out of bacon *eye roll*.

Nervous? You bet. I had a little cry this morning saying goodbye to Taco, the bloody prick probably won’t realise I’m gone. 3 months shouldn’t be too hard. Thanks to my buddy Tom for driving me to the airport as well. What a lovely young man.

Packing

Hi MTV cribs. Welcome to what’s in my backpack. As you can see I’ve got the essentials of top half clothes and bottom half clothes along with some underwear and socks. Crazy I know! There’s also a bag of toiletries and other assorted cleanliness goodies.

What do you mean this is the same thing that everyone packs? You mean, I’m not original? Damn…

The itinerary

So you’re thinking “Nice one Ed! But where are you going?”

Well i’m glad you asked so here we go:

5th September to 14th September = California
(Then apparently you miss a whole day)
16th September to 23rd September = Fiji
23rd September to 20th October = New Zealand
20th October to 14th November = Australia
14th November to 28th November = Japan
28th November to 4th December = Hong Kong

And then finally home to see my cat who will bloody miss more than anything!

What have I done…

If you’re on this site then you know i’m leaving work for three months to go gallivanting halfway around the world and I’m currently sitting at my desk thinking “What have I done?”.  I’ve never been away for so long and I am absolutely terrified.

Why am I doing this?

The short version, because I want to see more of the world!

The longer version is a slightly different. I’m doing it because of two reasons.

1. Work has been pretty demanding and stressful recently and I just want a break from it. I’m in a position where I have a great opportunity to do some travelling,
2. A girl. I was in what I thought was a pretty good relationship but that has ended and it put me in a real dark place mentally.

BUT, let’s not dwell on that. That’s in the past, we are looking forward.

The goal of this website is my own pleasure really. Something I can look back and think “yeah I did that.”

Thank you for reading and I hope that you come back.

*special shout out to Ryan Webb who thought of the name and my Word Press guru Molly for helping design this website.