We had always committed to each other we wouldn’t spend our whole lives living in Perth, even though we both thought it was a terrific place to grow up.
When it became clear it was unlikely a work opportunity was going to arise in line with our sort of timeline we decided there was no other time in our lives we’d likely get the chance to do something like this.
In true engineering fashion we started an elaborate spreadsheet entitled “American Escapade”, which combined with having both worked on site where engineers are often referred to as “ginger beers”, became the basis for our little story.
Ginger Beers’ Escapade didn’t quite do it for us though, so we settled for an Odyssey;
A long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
Hopefully our fortunes don’t get too bad, but that’s all part of the journey.
Wish us luck.