Well... I did it, I ordered the G85, a second spare battery (it comes with a spare), and a lens adapter for experimentation with my Nikon glass. It took a sizeable chunk out of my PayPal, fun-money account, but I think it is going to be money well spent. Other than a couple of inexpensive point and shoot digital cameras purchased over the last 15 years i've never purchased a "good" camera new. This should be interesting.
It sounds like you made a great choice! Please post some photos and your thoughts about your new equipment after you have a chance to enjoy using it on your multiple vacations. I'm thinking about doing the same thing for travel. Enjoy travel with your family and your new camera!