Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cool New Gear for our Summer Adventure

There are six more days until our trip. For our trip we got some pretty cool things to use. We will be traveling for 5+ weeks, so we have to pack and travel smartly. 

For our carry-ons we got new backpacks. The type we got is a REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack.  My sister got a green color and mine is blue and orange.  Our parents got the same one except in a larger size, a 40. Some cool features of the backpack are it has a place to put in our Camelback bladders, it has a rain cover (which may come in handy as it is rainy/monsoon season where we are going), and padded area for a laptop, but I will use it as a tablet case.

Also part of our trip is with REI Adventures.  They sent us a traveler box full of stuff.  I like the T-shirt that says “REI adventure” and has a picture of an airplane going around the world. It also has a journal that has things to do and a diary.

I am also bringing a Hydro flask because it is very humid there and we are going to do lots of walking.  Hydro flasks are amazing.  Last week I took mine loaded with ice water to basketball camp at 9AM in the morning.  The ice was still there when my Mom emptied it at 6PM that evening.

We also got new Kindle Fire HD8s.  This new Kindle recently released has a camera, more storage, and more apps you can buy.   It also has the Alexa feature.  I like having her tell me jokes.  BUT the biggie is the battery life which is 8 hours. That will get me half way to Singapore.

I also want to shout out to one of my dear friends Ryah for being the first to comment on my blog. 

Don’t forget to ask me questions or comment, I will be happy to answer.            

Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Big Jolly Go, but a New Jolly Blog Author

Hi, my name is Alec and I am 10 years old. Last time we did a big trip like this my sister did this blog, and now it is my turn. 

This summer we are going to Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. My family is going to these places because my Dad has sabbatical. For the people who don’t know what sabbatical is it is benefit that some companies have that after you've worked there for 7 years and you get 8 weeks off all at once. We love it because a lot of times during those 7 years our Dad travels for long periods of time, including weekends, and this makes up for it.  
This family trip will include my older sister, Ally, my Mom, Avis, and my Dad, Andy.  

So bookmark this page and check back often for updates on our preparations and posts along the way.  
Please leave me messages and questions and I will be happy to answer the best I can.  

Also my sister will be posting videos and pictures to our new family Instagram account jollys_on_the_go  
It’s a private account so you need to ask to follow us.  
Gotta run for now and get packing.  
See you soon!  
- Alec -