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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Hurstville April 11th 2017

Dearest friends from around the World It is only 20 more days until Noel and I vacate Australia and head on off to the beautiful United States (YES again!!!) for yet another adventure. Nine glorious weeks away from household chores, work, family worries and those awful children of ours. JUST JOKING BOYS!!!!! :) If anyone who receives this email would prefer NOT to receive any of my hilarious and informative blogs please let me know now, so that I can delete your email from my listing of "special people" in my life (but don't expect a Christmas card if you do). A special "thank you" in advance to the wonderful Paulette and Larry from Woodbridge Connecticut and my lovely Texas pen pal Cathie and her husband Barney from Waller Texas for allowing Noel and I to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Hurstville December 29th 2016

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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney September 10th 2015

WE'RE BACK!!!!! Made it home safe and sound after a gruelling 39 and a half hours since waking up yesterday morning in San Diego. Noel got a few hours sleep last night on the LAX to Fiji leg but I have only had a 2 hour cat nap on the Fiji to Sydney leg today. I'm starting to feel pretty shattered but I promised the boys a returning home celebratory dinner tonight down at the pub. I only need to hold out another 3 hours then I can crash big time. Thank you everyone for all your lovely and/or funny comments on the blogs I have written. I'm so glad so many of you find my blogs witty and informative. It was great having you all come along for the ride, so to speak. See you ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego September 7th 2015

BBBWWWWaaahhhhhhhhh the holiday is OVER!!!!!!! Can you believe it? Five and a half weeks has just vanished into thin air. I'm glad we have 12,380 photos and 3,000 hours of video as proof that we were actually here otherwise I'd be inclined to think it was all a dream. Tonight is our last night at the Declan Suites in San Diego. One last sleep in tomorrow and then we drive ourselves via the beaches, La Jolla, Huntington, Laguna and Long Beach for our 11.30pm flight out of LAX. Since my last blog we spent 3 nights at the Marriott in Anaheim. We did two huge days back to back at Disneyland and California Adventure Land. Both were fantastic. Disneyland is 60 years old this year. The shows and attractions were fantastic. I even managed to drag ... read more
New Orleans paddle steamer at Disney
Toy Story's Slinky in parade
Disney castle

North America » United States » Washington » Tukwila August 31st 2015

Well helloooooo everyone. We're back with internet again after a wonderful 7 night cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. Please do yourselves a favour and book a cruise on this ship. She is big and beautiful. The staff were fantastic. The ports of call were great and apparently we lucked it again with great weather in every port, which was out of the ordinary even for the Alaskan summer. We found out that a Disney cruise about 2 days behind us was battling 3-4 metre swells and rain. The Radiance was so stable and the water so calm that you didn't even know you were on a cruise until you looked out the windows. Even Noel loved it AND he won the James Bond trivia and the Beatles trivia all by himself. We are now ... read more
Beautiful scenery everywhere
Orca
Couldn't have asked for better weather

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver » False Creek August 21st 2015

Here are some photos from this weeks activities.... read more
Noel and a friend
Inside Lake Louise Chateau
Chipmunks are everywhere

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver » False Creek August 21st 2015

Well we have arrived back in Vancouver after another 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff via Kamloops. Tomorrow we leave Canada on the Radiance of the Seas and head up through the Inside Passage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Skagway to Seward where we board a wildlife tour bus to take us into Anchorage for the afternoon on the 28th. As the wifi is super $$$$$ on board and we are doing activities at each port I probably won't be able to do another blog for a week and a half. I know, I know! How can you all stand to be incommunicado with me for sooooo long????? Buck up everyone. I'll send more news as soon as I can. As for the last few days, here's what's happened: We made it to ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise August 15th 2015

Well I can't believe another week has gone already. The saying "time flies when you're having fun" certainly is true. After having my dummy spit last Saturday about missing the Peak to Peak and rain, we woke up to a brilliant sun-shiny day on Sunday so we walked the town square a bit. There were heaps of people around and lots of long haired, surfer type bikers in town because the Crankworx down hill mountain biking races were being held in Whistler that week. Noel and I decided to do some adrenaline stuff as well but downhill speed racing was NOT on the agenda. Instead we booked tickets to go zip lining and driving a RZR (ATV) on Cougar Mountain. WOW how good was this? Soooo good! The video we have taken of the ATV drive ... read more
GETTING READY TO ZIP
Great views from zip line
Leaving Whistler on the train

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Whistler August 8th 2015

My, my. How the time flies when you are not at work. We left home 8 days ago and it has gone in the blink of an eye already. Well we had a fabulous day for Butchart Gardens and I must say they were magnificent. So many different and equally impressive areas to walk through. There were HEAPS of people there because it is still school holidays in the States and Canada. Kids don't go back until after the first weekend in September. After a rest from all the walking we ventured into Victoria Harbour and wandered the marina area. It was all very clean and tidy. Beautiful flower baskets hanging from the lamp posts and balconies made it so pretty. We went to Miniature World inside the Empress Hotel (very grand!) and had a late ... read more
Sunken Garden at Butchart
Federation Building Victoria
Noel got attacked by a BEAR!!!!!


Our adventure started on Saturday morning with the boys dropping us at Sydney airport. They didn't hang around long and I discovered James Anthony's Facebook post the next day saying "getting rid of the parentals for 6 weeks.. Yay". Thanks for that buddy! If anyone hears about a crazy Facebook party that got crashed by randoms and with police attending, somewhere in Roselands, PLEASE DO NOT tell me until it's time for us to go home. The Fiji Airways flights were full to the brim but they were really smooth and the attendants were lovely and the food was really quite good (but then again I pretty much eat anything as you can tell by my waistline). There was a two and half hour layover in Fiji. This is where we had our first "drama". After ... read more
view to mainalnd from ferry to Vancouver island
gulf islands en route to Vancouver island
Ford Fusion, last car on ferry




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