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Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we get to hike, walk or simply relax at the Grand Canyon. I sense lots of photos will be taken on this day. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we will get close to nature when we see the soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons and dramatic landscapes of Zion national park. We will see the giant red and white stone formations of West Temple and Watchman. Once we get to Las Vegas we will see Fremont Street and do a night tour of the famous Strip. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today it's all glitz and glamour as we check out the strip, hang out by the pool, hit up Sin City's party hot spots and experience some of the world's largest hotels and casinos. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we leave the boing of Vegas behind as we head out across the Mojave Desert in to California. On the way we will see the famous Joshua Trees. Once we get to Los Angeles it's time to *sob sob* say goodbye to everyone on our Contiki tour and head out on our own. Tim and I are heading down to Anaheim to book in to the Sheraton Park Hotel. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

I have just a few words for today......Disneyland! The happiest place on earth!... read more

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Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we leave Madison and head through Minnesota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We will visit Falls Park and see the waterfall that gave the town it's name!... read more

Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we journey through the unique lunar like landscape of the Badlands National Park where we will see colourful buttes, pinnacles and spires. We arrive in the stomping ground of the Wild West where we will walk the fossil trail. ... read more

Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we will get to marvel at the American presidents faces on Mt Rushmore and see the world's largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honouring th famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Tim and I also have to pop in to The Emporium in Keystone to meet a postcrossing friend Jami, who works there. This day will also be the halfway point of our trip :(... read more

Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station March 29th 2011

With our winter setting in, and the sea ice beggining to form, the penguins around Mcmurdo/Scott Base will soon walk, slide and swim to other places, the Emperors with their shiny new coats of feathers will head SE to their rookeries, to breed all through the polar winter, in horrific weather (for a human anyway). What Natures' purpose in this ritual is I dont know, survival of the fittest maybe? The smaller, knee high animated Adeleis breed over the summer, complete their molt and head North to warmer climes, out to sea, to the edge of the winter ice pack, to stuff their little faces in preparation for the next breeding season. After a summer of very few penguins, the sea ice blew out, and suddenly we were awash with them! They are fun to watch ... read more
hanging with pengys
Belly boarding!!!
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Antarctica » Antarctica March 27th 2011

WOW! I can't believe we have booked our trip. After looking a many options for a special holiday to celebrate Craig's 50th and our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we have finally decided and booked a 3 week trip to Buenos Aires and Antarctica. We booked our Antarctica cruise with Chimu Adventures. They have been great to deal with and very helpful. After much research we ended up with a great price on our airfares and booked those using zuji.com.au. We depart Sydney and fly direct (well a little stop over in Auckland) to Buenos Aires. 6 nights in Buenos Aires staying at Lola House - a very high ranking hotel on tripadvisor.com.au. Booking direct with the hotel saved us a few hundred dollar against what hotel booking sites offered. On November 18th we fly to Ushuaia to ... read more




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