New Zealand….happy to be baaaaaack!

New Zealand….happy to be baaaaaack!

I have been to NZ twice before and rememeber it SO fondly.  The scenery, the sheep, the hiking….through the sheep turd…..all of it.  I was looking very forward to showing the kids our favorite spots. We arrived in Auckland – uneventful…our 15th flight!  But getting to...
The Epic Three Capes Trek – Tasmania

The Epic Three Capes Trek – Tasmania

4 days 3 nights Over 48 kms 3 children (2 of ours and one picked up for the adventure!) 1 husband Moi 1 boat ride (ok…we weren’t on that little speck of a sailboat you can see out there….but a smaller boat to get us from Port Arthur to the start of...
Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Well, Christmas time with spring like weather is a bit odd to say the least.  People in this part of the world don’t go as bananas as we do back home, or at least that is how we perceived it.  So, we tried to inject as much Christmas cheer into our lives and the...
Australia the last 1/4

Australia the last 1/4

We finished off Western Australia in Margaret River and Denmark.  Really beautiful countryside with wineries, ice cream, cheese and chocolate factories. We had an extra visitor join us …and were happy to have Robyn tag along in the camper for a few days.  The kids...
Australia…the first 3/4 up the west coast and back down

Australia…the first 3/4 up the west coast and back down

I knew after Vietnam culture/food/business shock…that camping in Western Australia would be more our speed (don’t get me wrong I really loved Vietnam….and look forward to returning (I think Rich is planning a trip with Larry and Ev?!)) . My summary...
My GOSH…the drive to Mai Chau

My GOSH…the drive to Mai Chau

I’m leaving most of Mai Chau and Hanoi revisited to Rich…. BUT…. I put enough of my “9 lives” on the line….(not to mention the children’s) …..sent prayerful messages to whoever would listen…. …..gritted my teeth …..closed my eyes …..and looked to my family for...