This was fairly easy, we just kept thinking about Belize. Living in Edmonton, Alberta, it gets darn cold. My last week at work the temperature dipped to -56 degrees Celcius (Bob says it was just -36 but I say it was colder). This just reinforced our decision. I finished work at the end of January and took my vacation. Bob finished in the middle of February and then we packed up, sold and gave away everything that didn't fit into a Mini SUV. It was leaving our friends that was difficult. The rest was easy.
A quick trip to Victoria to say good bye to family and we were on our way.