So with the office doors closed for the year and the bags packed I figured it was about time to start up the trip report. I plan to start the report with our adventures in the Valley and then Canada before passing the baton to @Lady Penelope when we cross paths in silver star. now I’ve thought about the baton and what it should look like, and I feel most appropriately it will resemble a bottle of red with a straw! I figure this is most appropriate as I intend passing Lady P a bottle of red as she drives into silverstar after 3 flights, a car ride and a shopping trip all with two tired boys and little to no sleep..... Hopefully Lady P will be able to pass the thread to the other Canberra crew playing in Canada this year. The Zac family adventures start with a trip to our spiritual winter home, Thredbo, why? Great question, because according to our respective families we should like nothing better to do than travel Australia dodging bushfires (luckily none near us) just to visit them before buggering off. so three days in Thredbo, which I am actually looking forward to, will be followed by a mad change over of gear, re pack of car and travel to Wollongong for three days! Love Christmas....... From there the us and Canada await s I get a very well earned rest!