Never been to France before, truth be told, it was Alfonz's idea. I blamed him during the last year whenever there was a bump in the road and I found myself rocking back and forth like a baby, thumb in mouth. Of course these moments often arise. You can not go through change and not have regrets. On the road with two kids for months on end, you have moments of What am I doing here?!
Alfonz and his best friend travelled through Europe on their motorbikes, and Montpellier for what ever reason was where they spent the most time.
Side note: To all the women Before Eva (BE) that see this and decide you also have a few 'shared memories' of Alfonz & Adrian's 'European Tour', this is not your opportunity to say hi. Save it for Facebook girls!
And I had a good paying union job for 20 years at Canada Safeway. Alfonz owned and operated his own Auto-Wrecker in Surrey, making a lucrative income, but it was never his passion. He had also been at it for 20 years. There we were having the income most of friends envied but absolutely did not suit our attributes.
Day after dat he would show up after work, mentally and physically drained. He was the guy that kept everything in his giant brain, and he had no one to relieve him, not for a vacation, not for a day off. It was him or the business would sink.
Although I tried to offer my equally as large head (but not from having a giant brain, my cranium happens to be larger than his), he would get frustrated at my lack of even basic car knowledge. For a girl, I know a thing or two, to run a business to help Alfonz out, is laughable.
Then of course we also had two fab-dab-ulous children to factor into the equation. Daniel was then 7 and Angelina 5 when we decided to change our lives.
It was January, and we were in the middle of a huge renovation project on our house, and had an offer in on our dream house at the beach. A big direction change to drop it all and move away, leaving our friends with great concern.
Why not live your life now? What were we waiting for anyway. I had just lost, my step dad and uncle before 60 years old, both saving for the retirement they never reached. It jolted us awake. Why were we taking on another huge mortgage, so we can work harder to look fabulous at our parties. What's the point if you are exhausted at those parties, working like madmen!
This was our pre-depature tick off list
Sell House √Sell the Furniture-√
Find Short Term Accommodations close to the kid’s school-√
Set the kids up with Home Schooling come June-√
Pick landing destination-√
Pick a region in France-√
Pick a business in France-√
Start telling our friends and family-√√