Katy & Abe's Wondrous World Wi...

User:
Abe Downey
Dates:
23 Dec 2010 - 19 Sep 2011
Duration:
8 months, 4 weeks
More:
http://www.katyandabe.com/
Monday 19 Sep 2011 18:36

Welcome to California Abe.....

Posted: Sept. 20, 2011, 1:36 a.m.

Monday 19 Sep 2011 12:39

Man this is a long drive

Posted: Sept. 19, 2011, 7:39 p.m.

Monday 19 Sep 2011 10:51

It's a good day to go home...

Posted: Sept. 19, 2011, 5:51 p.m.

Friday 16 Sep 2011 15:46

Disc golf with the fan

Posted: Sept. 16, 2011, 10:46 p.m.

Saturday 10 Sep 2011 18:48

Home sweet home, see you in one week.

Notice the elderly lady being loaded on to the plane in a wheel chair. Feel bad for her, she can barely walk in those 3 inch heals she has on....? Only I'm California.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2011, 1:48 a.m.

Wednesday 7 Sep 2011 13:34

Disc golf Croydon England. Country #5 this trip

Posted: Sept. 7, 2011, 12:34 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Sep 2011 15:50

Up at Knole for the moment. It's a calendar house, 365 rooms.

Posted: Sept. 6, 2011, 2:50 p.m.

Monday 5 Sep 2011 12:09

Back at Victoria station. How many times now?

Posted: Sept. 5, 2011, 11:09 a.m.

Saturday 3 Sep 2011 16:08

Posted: Sept. 3, 2011, 3:08 p.m.

Friday 2 Sep 2011 13:52

Time to stop and smell the ....

Posted: Sept. 2, 2011, 12:52 p.m.

Thursday 1 Sep 2011 15:58

Chunnel here we come!

Posted: Sept. 1, 2011, 1:58 p.m.

Thursday 1 Sep 2011 13:02

Reading in the luggage car

Posted: Sept. 1, 2011, 11:02 a.m.

Thursday 1 Sep 2011 12:55

Pink Floyd "The Wall". What a birthday present. Thanks Rosa!

Posted: Sept. 1, 2011, 10:55 a.m.

Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 21:51

Pink Floyd "The Wall". What a birthday present. Thanks Rosa!

Posted: Aug. 31, 2011, 7:51 p.m.

Sunday 28 Aug 2011 16:25

Nijmegen's own renaissance parade!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2011, 2:25 p.m.

Friday 26 Aug 2011 17:39

Yep, all bike parking....

Posted: Aug. 26, 2011, 3:39 p.m.

Friday 26 Aug 2011 14:43

I am!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2011, 12:43 p.m.

Friday 26 Aug 2011 13:09

We are going to take a "Water hop-on hop-off Taxi". Don't know if they though the name out very well though. Being in Amsterdam this sounds like some sort of cannabis tour.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2011, 11:09 a.m.

Friday 26 Aug 2011 12:59

Amsterdam is a cruel place. Not pictured is the broken vase and dead roses on the street toss out a window :(

Posted: Aug. 26, 2011, 10:59 a.m.

Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 15:31

Lunch spot. I got a Cole, coffee, and a slice of pie!

The day total was about 113 km with an average of 30 km/h.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2011, 1:31 p.m.

Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 11:24

A new TechShop like place for inventors in this small city. Part of a renovation of an old steel mill. I spent some time describing TechShop to them. Basically I sold them the TechShop dreams. What they are doing is more of a think tank place for large companies to share workspace. Not a DIY shop like ours. Still cool though

Posted: Aug. 24, 2011, 9:24 a.m.

Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 9:21

Great! Rosa's dads school is amazing. A great recourse for students learning life skills

Posted: Aug. 24, 2011, 7:21 a.m.

Tuesday 23 Aug 2011 19:40

Not looking forward to this part of returning home. Traffic jam on the way up to see Rosa,s family and go for a bike ride with her dads riding group.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2011, 5:40 p.m.

Saturday 20 Aug 2011 19:03

Posted: Aug. 20, 2011, 5:03 p.m.

Saturday 20 Aug 2011 15:36

Awesome bike museum

Posted: Aug. 20, 2011, 1:36 p.m.

Saturday 20 Aug 2011 15:35

Oh no!

Posted: Aug. 20, 2011, 1:35 p.m.

Friday 19 Aug 2011 20:00

Rosa's parents house for dinner and fire.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2011, 6 p.m.

Friday 19 Aug 2011 15:06

Posted: Aug. 19, 2011, 1:06 p.m.

Friday 19 Aug 2011 14:42

Posted: Aug. 19, 2011, 12:42 p.m.

Thursday 18 Aug 2011 17:22

Liven the high life at Maurits and Rosa's house. Wifi, tv, kitchen, and couches

Posted: Aug. 18, 2011, 3:22 p.m.

Monday 15 Aug 2011 14:13

Ok that's freaky. Look at the clouds

Posted: Aug. 15, 2011, 12:13 p.m.

Monday 15 Aug 2011 11:23

Damn, just splashed me some chains on the drive!

Posted: Aug. 15, 2011, 9:23 a.m.

Monday 15 Aug 2011 11:19

CHIPS?

Posted: Aug. 15, 2011, 9:19 a.m.

Monday 15 Aug 2011 10:29

Dutch disc golf course number 3. There's a Hucklab sticker on the sign!

Posted: Aug. 15, 2011, 8:29 a.m.

Sunday 14 Aug 2011 15:45

3000km!!!! 75 days total, 58 of riding

Posted: Aug. 14, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

Sunday 14 Aug 2011 13:57

It's the finer thing in life that matter, like eating cheese named after the city you're in

Posted: Aug. 14, 2011, 11:57 a.m.

Sunday 14 Aug 2011 12:42

Our last day of riding, after 2973km, we got our first flat. The tire blew a hole in the sidewalk, we need a new tire too!!

Posted: Aug. 14, 2011, 10:42 a.m.

Saturday 13 Aug 2011 13:33

Bacon/pineapple and apple/cheese pancakes! The flour used was mill by the local 400 year old win mill, even the milk used was picked up down the street a the farmers instead of the market.

Posted: Aug. 13, 2011, 11:33 a.m.

Saturday 13 Aug 2011 10:38

Whew that was close. Katy almost beat me.... She's getting really good!

Posted: Aug. 13, 2011, 8:38 a.m.

Saturday 13 Aug 2011 10:08

Netherlands discgolf course #1! 6 baskets.

Posted: Aug. 13, 2011, 8:08 a.m.

Thursday 11 Aug 2011 16:54

Can you turn an Opal in to a General Lee? I guess so!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2011, 2:54 p.m.

Thursday 11 Aug 2011 12:16

Country number 23*!!!! The Netherlands are our final country. Weve seen lots of amazing things huh?

* there is still a disagreement as to wether Canada and Hong Kong count in the official number. It's a tie vote for team Katy and Abe.

Posted: Aug. 11, 2011, 10:16 a.m.

Thursday 11 Aug 2011 11:05

Kinda looks like home

Posted: Aug. 11, 2011, 9:05 a.m.

Thursday 11 Aug 2011 10:17

Cows, fields, river, windmills (just out of the frame), old nuclear power plant turned it to a theme park with rides? There is a roller coster concession stands and a set of spinning swings inside of the cooling tower. At least they painted a nice mountain scape on the side of it.

Posted: Aug. 11, 2011, 8:17 a.m.

Wednesday 10 Aug 2011 15:48

Hedwig the camping hedgehog

Posted: Aug. 10, 2011, 1:48 p.m.

Tuesday 9 Aug 2011 13:24

Bread + Pb + honey + apple slices = sandwich

Posted: Aug. 9, 2011, 11:24 a.m.

Sunday 7 Aug 2011 16:23

The moment we get to the campsite our things explode

Posted: Aug. 7, 2011, 2:23 p.m.

Friday 5 Aug 2011 13:49

Can you handle the taste!

Posted: Aug. 5, 2011, 11:49 a.m.

Thursday 4 Aug 2011 15:05

Mom and dad swans and 6 bug babies

Posted: Aug. 4, 2011, 1:05 p.m.

Thursday 4 Aug 2011 11:24

Bernkastel-Kues has a proper castle

Posted: Aug. 4, 2011, 9:24 a.m.

Thursday 4 Aug 2011 9:03

Posted: Aug. 4, 2011, 7:03 a.m.

Tuesday 2 Aug 2011 10:38

Country number 22!

Posted: Aug. 2, 2011, 8:38 a.m.

Monday 1 Aug 2011 14:14

Posted: Aug. 1, 2011, 12:14 p.m.

Saturday 30 Jul 2011 16:10

A local bier garten turned in to a camp ground and bouler tournament. Bocce ball to those Americans.

Posted: July 30, 2011, 2:10 p.m.

Saturday 30 Jul 2011 13:57

Posted: July 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m.

Friday 29 Jul 2011 12:33

Finally found the disc golf course!!

Posted: July 29, 2011, 10:33 a.m.

Sunday 24 Jul 2011 15:03

Da Bears of Bern

Posted: July 24, 2011, 1:03 p.m.

Sunday 24 Jul 2011 13:24

Tandem number 15 1/2 sighted in Bern Switzerland

Posted: July 24, 2011, 11:24 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Jul 2011 10:48

Seabastian frolicking in the flowers...

Posted: July 20, 2011, 8:48 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Jul 2011 8:56

Katys off to England for five days to see some family while I kick it Swiss style with Sebastian.

Posted: July 19, 2011, 6:56 a.m.

Monday 18 Jul 2011 19:11

Country number 21! FRANCE!!!

Posted: July 18, 2011, 5:11 p.m.

Monday 18 Jul 2011 16:15

Hey Seabass, we'll see you underneath the disco ball!

Posted: July 18, 2011, 2:15 p.m.

Monday 18 Jul 2011 9:17

Home sweet home.

Posted: July 18, 2011, 7:17 a.m.

Saturday 16 Jul 2011 12:39

Almost two thousand kilometers and we are finally here at the start of the Danube!

Posted: July 16, 2011, 10:39 a.m.

Saturday 16 Jul 2011 10:57

Went up a hill then rode down it again

Posted: July 16, 2011, 8:57 a.m.

Friday 15 Jul 2011 15:17

Hedwig the hedge hogen

Posted: July 15, 2011, 1:17 p.m.

Thursday 14 Jul 2011 20:49

SPONSORED!!!!

Posted: July 14, 2011, 6:49 p.m.

Thursday 14 Jul 2011 19:50

You cant really see but there are four storks in this picture.

Posted: July 14, 2011, 5:50 p.m.

Thursday 14 Jul 2011 11:29

Stork nest!

Posted: July 14, 2011, 9:29 a.m.

Thursday 14 Jul 2011 10:21

Newly tensioned rear wheel. Thanks to a piece of modern art I hung the bike by the rear seat and gave it a once over. Actually did a pretty good job...

Posted: July 14, 2011, 8:21 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 15:23

Lovin this! Rad-Bier is part lemon aid and part beer. It's mention as a refreshment or rehydration for cyclists who shouldn't get to drunk.

Posted: July 12, 2011, 1:23 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 14:25

Two ducklings getting a ride on mom

Posted: July 12, 2011, 12:25 p.m.

Monday 11 Jul 2011 10:56

Frisbee break at the top

Posted: July 11, 2011, 8:56 a.m.

Sunday 10 Jul 2011 19:04

Thunder and lightening and rain, seems to happen every evening

Posted: July 10, 2011, 5:04 p.m.

Sunday 10 Jul 2011 12:18

Peppers and wheat

Posted: July 10, 2011, 10:18 a.m.

Saturday 9 Jul 2011 13:00

Kelheim Ferry up the Danube through some beautiful canyons of white lime stone.

Posted: July 9, 2011, 11 a.m.

Saturday 9 Jul 2011 9:26

Regensburg

Posted: July 9, 2011, 7:26 a.m.

Thursday 7 Jul 2011 20:19

This guy spent 30 years in the states and decided to move back hoke to Germany. It's a truly American sized trailer and he gets a kick out of everyone thinking he is some dumb American with a RV that's to big for these small roads.

Posted: July 7, 2011, 6:19 p.m.

Thursday 7 Jul 2011 16:10

Made it from Passau to Klienschwartzach

Posted: July 7, 2011, 2:10 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Jul 2011 18:32

Is it cheating to take the train back to where we left the Danube? We don't think so.

Posted: July 6, 2011, 4:32 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Jul 2011 15:43

Salzburg!

Posted: July 6, 2011, 1:43 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Jul 2011 12:23

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Monday 4 Jul 2011 15:04

Pure nature as our coffee break waitress puts it...

Posted: July 4, 2011, 1:04 p.m.

Monday 4 Jul 2011 13:16

All the way at the top!

Posted: July 4, 2011, 11:16 a.m.

Monday 4 Jul 2011 10:57

The biggest cup of coffee I've seen in Europe. I think this is a small at Starbucks.

Posted: July 4, 2011, 8:57 a.m.

Monday 4 Jul 2011 9:37

Hipster bat is hip!

Posted: July 4, 2011, 7:37 a.m.

Sunday 3 Jul 2011 14:33

King Ludwig II palace's front lawn

Posted: July 3, 2011, 12:33 p.m.

Saturday 2 Jul 2011 17:48

The view from our humble tent. Today we found matching holes in our sleeping pads. Some how we forgot our patch kit too. For tonight we will try duct tape and hope for a hardware store or a camping store with something better.

Posted: July 2, 2011, 3:48 p.m.

Saturday 2 Jul 2011 13:14

My dreams of sausages and tall beers has been realized!

Posted: July 2, 2011, 11:14 a.m.

Friday 1 Jul 2011 12:41

After going the wrong way and hiking through the woods we made it to Germany!

Posted: July 1, 2011, 10:41 a.m.

Thursday 30 Jun 2011 19:19

Cooking dinner on a river... Even romantic some might say. We see it as an alternative to €30 meals on top of treating ourselves to a night in a bed and out of the rain. On second thought, romantic sounds better.

Dinner is pasta with pesto and fresh rolls from the store!

Posted: June 30, 2011, 5:19 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 15:42

Canoe bike camp passau

Posted: June 29, 2011, 1:42 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 12:11

Woah!

Posted: June 29, 2011, 10:11 a.m.

Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 9:20

Crusin'

Posted: June 29, 2011, 7:20 a.m.

Monday 27 Jun 2011 17:12

Our camp site is 120 feet from this local city lake with all sorts of amenities around it. Tomorrow we head to Linz with out the bike to see about grabbing a live show!

Posted: June 27, 2011, 3:12 p.m.

Sunday 26 Jun 2011 0:14

Katy and the local police man talkin at the local start of summer party. Lots of locals and lots of drinking. Near the end the lit a huge bon-fire and shot off fireworks!

Posted: June 25, 2011, 10:14 p.m.

Friday 24 Jun 2011 12:10

A steep but worthy climb to a castle overlook

Posted: June 24, 2011, 10:10 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 10:16

Rest day in Vienna! Reading at the coffee shop

Posted: June 22, 2011, 8:16 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Jun 2011 11:33

On the way to Wien

Posted: June 21, 2011, 9:33 a.m.

Sunday 19 Jun 2011 20:50

REST DAY!

Posted: June 19, 2011, 6:50 p.m.

Sunday 19 Jun 2011 12:42

Paved roads and a sunny day

Posted: June 19, 2011, 10:42 a.m.

Sunday 19 Jun 2011 11:13

Republik Österreich! Country number 18 (our previous country count forgot a layover in Tonga)

Posted: June 19, 2011, 9:13 a.m.

Saturday 18 Jun 2011 19:06

1984

Posted: June 18, 2011, 5:06 p.m.

Friday 17 Jun 2011 17:43

Badminton at the campsite. Our rackets say 'advance' so we must be good

Posted: June 17, 2011, 3:43 p.m.

Thursday 16 Jun 2011 10:53

Share the bike path!

Posted: June 16, 2011, 8:53 a.m.

Thursday 16 Jun 2011 10:09

Katy and Abe in Slovenskå! We ha to ride over here just to have a break and stretch. Country number 17!

Posted: June 16, 2011, 8:09 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Jun 2011 15:40

Queen Catherine of Visegrad "hello my people"

Posted: June 15, 2011, 1:40 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Jun 2011 11:31

St Andrews for lunch.

Posted: June 15, 2011, 9:31 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Jun 2011 9:26

The start of the Danube for Katy and Abe

Posted: June 15, 2011, 7:26 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Jun 2011 9:55

Another one of these lock your love up monuments. This ones in Budapest. The first we saw was in Florence. Maybe we should bring this fad state side?

Posted: June 14, 2011, 7:55 a.m.

Monday 13 Jun 2011 16:58

Our new home! If you're ever on a bike in Budapest this should be your stop.

Posted: June 13, 2011, 2:58 p.m.

Monday 13 Jun 2011 13:21

All three of us arrived safe, sound, and rested in Budapest.

Posted: June 13, 2011, 11:21 a.m.

Sunday 12 Jun 2011 14:25

Grr. Vince would e amazing I they let us store our bike at the luggage hold. They don't so we are takin turns babysitting.

Posted: June 12, 2011, 12:25 p.m.

Sunday 12 Jun 2011 8:17

Hurry Katy! Stamp those train tickets...

Posted: June 12, 2011, 6:17 a.m.

Saturday 11 Jun 2011 12:19

The main plaza "Piazza Del Campo" in Siena. This is the one in the beginning of the newest James Bond flick. Remember the horse race scene?

Posted: June 11, 2011, 10:19 a.m.

Friday 10 Jun 2011 16:57

Oh ya! Pool side with some tasty cherries.

Posted: June 10, 2011, 2:57 p.m.

Friday 10 Jun 2011 16:29

How could a hotel be better than camping here?

Posted: June 10, 2011, 2:29 p.m.

Friday 10 Jun 2011 9:46

This has always been my dream. Cycling in Europe amongst the fields of sunflower...

Posted: June 10, 2011, 7:46 a.m.

Thursday 9 Jun 2011 11:26

On top of the bell tower in San Gimignano

Posted: June 9, 2011, 9:26 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Jun 2011 9:39

Poggibonsi

Posted: June 8, 2011, 7:39 a.m.

Monday 6 Jun 2011 14:41

Ferrari party in middle of no where. 7 total

Posted: June 6, 2011, 12:41 p.m.

Sunday 5 Jun 2011 4:32

Camping in luxury

Posted: June 5, 2011, 11:32 a.m.

Sunday 5 Jun 2011 2:21

Stoping for lunch

Posted: June 5, 2011, 9:21 a.m.

Saturday 4 Jun 2011 23:59

The official start of our bike trip. This is where our first camping spot was. This hill is famous as a great place to bike to. We got a ride up and road down the other side...

Posted: June 5, 2011, 6:59 a.m.

Friday 3 Jun 2011 10:17

Our spot

Posted: June 3, 2011, 5:17 p.m.

Thursday 2 Jun 2011 7:13

Whoops to far push it back a little.

Posted: June 2, 2011, 2:13 p.m.

Thursday 2 Jun 2011 7:05

Oh ya I did!

Posted: June 2, 2011, 2:05 p.m.

Thursday 2 Jun 2011 6:26

Maurits and Rosa picked me up at the airport. Katy is off to Florence to find her sister.

Posted: June 2, 2011, 1:26 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Jun 2011 1:59

Edward Abby, The London Tower, an The London Eye!

Posted: June 1, 2011, 8:59 a.m.

Tuesday 31 May 2011 16:16

Good omen for the trip maybe?

Posted: May 31, 2011, 11:16 p.m.

Tuesday 31 May 2011 15:55

Welcome to Canada eh!

Posted: May 31, 2011, 10:55 p.m.

Tuesday 31 May 2011 12:11

The bike bags weighed in at a perfect 100 lbs split down the middle. Visiting Oregon was great. Lots of time with the family and time at the local disc golf courses. Seeing the folks really made me want to move up north to be near family. Life is a bit to short for livim that far apart.

The daunting task of travel with our bike suitcases and gear is going to be a lot of work. Katy an I are ready physically, but mentally, well ... we will need to see.

Does anyone else feel like we are being followed by two fashionable good looking tourists?

Posted: May 31, 2011, 7:11 p.m.

Sunday 29 May 2011 15:53

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Sunday 22 May 2011 13:29

Disc golf round #2 for the weekend @ Dexter park

Posted: May 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m.

Saturday 21 May 2011 17:41

Disc golf in Bend after a long ride for us and a safe finish for the old farts Pole Paddle Peddle relay race. They or a better time than last year!

Posted: May 22, 2011, 12:41 a.m.

Friday 20 May 2011 16:50

Bend is beautiful!

Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:50 p.m.

Friday 20 May 2011 13:19

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Friday 20 May 2011 10:47

Going to bend for the weekend. The parents have a race with their friends. For us, more training. Just a bit more than a week left till we leave again.

Posted: May 20, 2011, 5:47 p.m.

Tuesday 17 May 2011 12:11

Just got my brand new warranty iPhone 4. Those people at the genius bar are the nicest people out there!

Posted: May 17, 2011, 7:11 p.m.

Thursday 12 May 2011 17:36

Five under at Adair! Personal record for me and Andrew might have got one at too at 3 under too!

Posted: May 13, 2011, 12:36 a.m.

Monday 9 May 2011 10:16

Whistlers Bend disc golf course in Roseburg. One of Oregon's finest despite a spot of bad weather to start. it cleared up later for Andrew and I to split the round victories. A later round a bit north in Cottage Grove and a shrimp slaughter at Red Lobster to round out a great day!

Posted: May 9, 2011, 5:16 p.m.

Saturday 7 May 2011 16:07

Ah Demple hill ...

Posted: May 7, 2011, 11:07 p.m.

Saturday 7 May 2011 15:50

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Tuesday 3 May 2011 13:20

OMSI Oregon Mesuem of Sicence and Industry!

Posted: May 3, 2011, 8:20 p.m.

Saturday 30 Apr 2011 17:30

Tropicana, las Vegas!

Posted: May 1, 2011, 12:30 a.m.

Saturday 30 Apr 2011 12:40

Alicias apartment

Posted: April 30, 2011, 7:40 p.m.

Friday 29 Apr 2011 19:34

PB!!

Posted: April 30, 2011, 2:34 a.m.

Friday 29 Apr 2011 14:49

Cabrillo monument

Posted: April 29, 2011, 9:49 p.m.

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011 8:10

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Saturday 23 Apr 2011 8:06

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Saturday 23 Apr 2011 8:10

Hong Kong!!!!

Posted: April 23, 2011, 1:10 a.m.

Saturday 23 Apr 2011 4:06

We got to the airport way to early. The hotel quoted us an hour by cab, we couldn't have taken more than 15 minutes. Now we have two hours to wait and it's now 4:00 am. We have now been awake for 22 hours. I knew that our days punishment was just starting when we were told that our 'direct flight' had a layover in Hong Kong. I've tried to do the math on how Many hours Katy and I will be awake on Saturday but the figure is boggling my sleep deprived brain. Soup was not enough food I will now go in search of sustenance.

Posted: April 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m.

Friday 22 Apr 2011 11:19

Anti-American propaganda video. Referring to us as a crazy blood thirsty gang that shot guns and dropped bombs everywhere killing with out care. It was interesting to see that almost the same thing we said about them to scare us and inspire us to fight in battle was said about us. Lots of talk about how the VC hid in plain sight as farmers. Reminds Katy and I a lot of what we hear about Afghanistan these days. Disregard crazy leaders and everyone shares the same needs and wants.

Posted: April 22, 2011, 4:19 a.m.

Friday 22 Apr 2011 11:19

BOOBIE TRAPS!

Posted: April 22, 2011, 4:19 a.m.

Thursday 21 Apr 2011 17:29

The Royal Palace of south Vietnam.

Posted: April 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Apr 2011 12:05

Our long boat that took us around o lots of places in the Mekong Delta for a few days. Here we are boarding it for the first time.

Posted: April 19, 2011, 5:05 a.m.

Monday 18 Apr 2011 12:04

Out of the frying pan and in to the fire. It only seems to be getting hotter...

Posted: April 18, 2011, 5:04 a.m.

Monday 18 Apr 2011 11:42

Leaving Cambodia today and on to Viet Nam. Only five days left till we are state side!

Posted: April 18, 2011, 4:42 a.m.

Sunday 17 Apr 2011 15:19

Lunch time in Kep. Oceanside market with hammock restaurant!

Posted: April 17, 2011, 8:19 a.m.

Sunday 17 Apr 2011 14:16

Orange is white pepper, green is black pepper, and red pepper is well ... Red! Pepper tasting on a plantation. Spicy!

Posted: April 17, 2011, 7:16 a.m.

Sunday 17 Apr 2011 11:17

Pol Pot would use these caves as a hide out!

Posted: April 17, 2011, 4:17 a.m.

Saturday 16 Apr 2011 17:23

River front bungalows in Cambodia. Went for a paddle board up river today in some mangrove like river lined with low palms. If your in the area of Kampot drop by Olly's Place.

Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:23 a.m.

Friday 15 Apr 2011 17:50

Ya it's Ike that

Posted: April 15, 2011, 10:50 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Apr 2011 10:20

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Monday 11 Apr 2011 19:13

Cambodian style BBQ.

Posted: April 11, 2011, 12:13 p.m.

Monday 11 Apr 2011 17:35

Sunset at Pre Rup.

Posted: April 11, 2011, 10:35 a.m.

Monday 11 Apr 2011 13:13

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Monday 11 Apr 2011 11:25

Rice fields outside of Siem Reap

Posted: April 11, 2011, 4:25 a.m.

Sunday 10 Apr 2011 14:24

Fig tree inside of Sponge tree. Otherwise known as the Tomb Raider tree.

Posted: April 10, 2011, 7:24 a.m.

Sunday 10 Apr 2011 11:57

Angkor Thom

Posted: April 10, 2011, 4:57 a.m.

Sunday 10 Apr 2011 10:43

The center of Angkor Wat

Posted: April 10, 2011, 3:43 a.m.

Sunday 10 Apr 2011 10:17

The temple of Angkor Wat. One of the seven wonders of the world.

Posted: April 10, 2011, 3:17 a.m.

Saturday 9 Apr 2011 17:58

The "chill out room" at our hostel in Siem Reap.

Posted: April 9, 2011, 10:58 a.m.

Saturday 9 Apr 2011 12:47

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Saturday 9 Apr 2011 8:44

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Friday 8 Apr 2011 13:28

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Friday 8 Apr 2011 12:22

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Thursday 7 Apr 2011 13:22

What's your biggest concern these days, mine is pruning.

Posted: April 7, 2011, 6:22 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Apr 2011 12:24

All is a it should be

Posted: April 6, 2011, 5:24 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Apr 2011 10:52

Look at that water!

Posted: April 6, 2011, 3:52 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Apr 2011 18:18

Subset at long beach on Koh Phi Phi

Posted: April 5, 2011, 11:18 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Apr 2011 13:33

After a steep, hot and quite loud (cicadas were at full noise level) we made it to the top of Koh Phi Phi. Super touristy place with lots of clubs and early 20 somethings but still a lovely island.

Posted: April 5, 2011, 6:33 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Apr 2011 11:21

Long tail boat ride

Posted: April 5, 2011, 4:21 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 18:30

Sunset at Long beach on Koh Lanta

Posted: April 2, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 18:06

Ya I do look cool ....

Posted: April 2, 2011, 11:06 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 14:49

Just another break from all of the hard work. Ice cream and fruit shakes

Posted: April 2, 2011, 7:49 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 11:56

In the bat cave!!!

Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:56 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 11:04

Like Indiana Jones, we climbed up a waterfall, crawled through a cave and saw spiders, bats and stalagmites (and tites)

Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:04 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 10:01

The rubber trees

Posted: April 2, 2011, 3:01 a.m.

Saturday 2 Apr 2011 9:39

Scootering around

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Wednesday 30 Mar 2011 20:32

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Monday 28 Mar 2011 14:40

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Sunday 27 Mar 2011 10:36

On the ferry out to Koh Lanta. Not that we knew it at the time but we have extended our stay to over a week now. Great place to live for a bit.

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Saturday 26 Mar 2011 10:49

Shawn and I sitting for coffee. Check out our idiot badges. Even dumb tourists can't get lost here!

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Friday 25 Mar 2011 11:46

Seven wells on Langkawi. Monkeys ha the run of the place stealing lunches as they pleased. Cheeky monkeys!

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Friday 25 Mar 2011 10:57

A view from the top of the gondola ride towards our beach.

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Friday 25 Mar 2011 10:54

The "Famous Hanging Bridge"

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Friday 25 Mar 2011 10:46

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Friday 25 Mar 2011 10:41

That's a long way down.

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Thursday 24 Mar 2011 8:17

On our way to Langkawi.

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Wednesday 23 Mar 2011 20:27

Katy, Abe, bottle of malaria pills, tube of bug repellent, a mosquito coil, a dark and stormy night and great little hut with one of those tables that's only 10 inches tall. Gonna be a great dinner of Malay food. Nasi to be more specific.

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Wednesday 23 Mar 2011 18:41

Asia's largest bridge. 13km long

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Tuesday 22 Mar 2011 17:58

The 53 stairs to our bungalow are worth the view.

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Sunday 20 Mar 2011 18:13

The beach chalet we are in is a hike up the hill. Probably about 5 stories. The only real exercise we get. All the fried food is making me fat!

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Saturday 19 Mar 2011 14:46

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 14:38

Tea for two

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 13:56

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 11:13

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 10:59

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 10:27

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Friday 18 Mar 2011 9:52

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Thursday 17 Mar 2011 16:04

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Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 13:50

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Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 13:47

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Sunday 13 Mar 2011 16:51

Part of the fantastic parade this afternoon. Later the same streets that the parade was walking turned into a street fair. A great fair with fun and exciting food and crafts only three steps outside our door.

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Sunday 13 Mar 2011 11:29

Riding in style. Check out that fabric!

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Saturday 12 Mar 2011 19:00

Worlds largest fountain! Or so they say...

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Saturday 12 Mar 2011 14:14

Infinity pool! Sorry only guests only :(

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Saturday 12 Mar 2011 13:28

Marina Sans Resort and the ArtScience Museum. We went to both and both are worth the visit.

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 14:31

Repost of a missed Darwin spot.

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 13:01

Soaked after the big splash down on the Jurassic Park ride. Didn't end there, the Waterworld live show did a good job at soakin us again.

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 13:01

The gangs all here!

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 12:59

Far Far Away!

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 12:58

Universal Studios Singapore. Had a great day riding the rides themed after Jurassic Park, Madagascar, Shrek, Egypt, and Battle Star Galactica.

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Friday 11 Mar 2011 0:54

We're here.....

Missed a spot at Darwin, Auz. Couldn't grab a spot from the planes pit stop.

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Wednesday 9 Mar 2011 15:02

Left to right. Murry, Simon, Emma, Henrick, Dave, Katy, Abe, and Tom! Otherwise known as Car C

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Wednesday 9 Mar 2011 14:43

Mckenzie lake. Wonderful clear water and inquisitive Goanas.

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Tuesday 8 Mar 2011 17:26

Indian head point. Wonderfully views from the top of all directions. Captian Cook sailed by while under the watchful eye of the local tribes men giving the spot it's "white" name. Abaridgeinals do not fo here anymore on account of BA spirts from a particularly horrific massacre here after disputes with farmers went south.

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Monday 7 Mar 2011 15:12

Our beach caravan headed towards camp.

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Monday 7 Mar 2011 12:31

One of the famous Fraser Island perched lakes. These lakes are in a constant state of flux depending on there proximity to giant sand blows. One we visited with turtles and cat fish is being swallowed by about a meter a year. Another interesting feature is the color of all but a few lakes here. The brown color is due to the tetre oils leaching out of the leaves.'

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Monday 7 Mar 2011 10:35

Riding along the bumpy trails and soft sandy beaches in our 7 person land cruiser.

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Saturday 5 Mar 2011 15:11

My baskets toooo big :(

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Friday 4 Mar 2011 11:50

The most eastern point on Australia.

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Friday 4 Mar 2011 11:14

Launching ramp for hang gliders we presume.

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Thursday 3 Mar 2011 15:10

Awesome beaches yet again

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 15:26

Woah! Even roadkill here is bigger! It's a local Goana lizard. Later I was able to spot one climbing a tree.

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 11:09

A birds eye sky view of tree tops in a rain forest. Right after this was the hike with the leaches we didn't know about. Little fuckers make you bleed a lot. Something in there bite makes it so your blood doesn't clot. I had a dozen on my foot before I realized they were there.

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Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 13:09

Can you see the four baby koalas?

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Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 9:23

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Monday 28 Feb 2011 8:33

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Sunday 27 Feb 2011 12:40

In to the caves!

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Sunday 27 Feb 2011 12:14

Inside the magnificent cave

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Sunday 27 Feb 2011 12:14

This walking stick was very appreciative when Abe pulled spider webs off its antannae and from around its legs

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Saturday 26 Feb 2011 14:36

The no dogs signs also say no cats. I guess people here take their cats for walks?

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Saturday 26 Feb 2011 14:22

Three sisters in the blue mountains

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Friday 25 Feb 2011 13:22

The Sydney monorail - it's the future!

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Friday 25 Feb 2011 13:14

Gold Class cinema, the best way to see a film, away from all the commoners

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Thursday 24 Feb 2011 16:42

Working our way back from the Olympic center. Great facility bit mostly ghost town on non event days. Pretty creepy.

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Thursday 24 Feb 2011 13:36

The main stadium in the Sydney Olympic Center. We were told that it is smaller than it originally was. It was made smaller after the games.

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Thursday 24 Feb 2011 11:29

The opera house on our morning foot tour of the botanical gardens. Today's weather is hot and sunny but even so it feels great.

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Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 20:00

Our gracious hosts Hourann, Aimee, and the small town of Sydney

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Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 18:03

The opera house up close. We just finished a quick walking tour of downtown just before we met up with my cousin Matt.

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Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 16:37

On the boardwalk where the small carnival is.

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Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 16:16

Just parked at our buddy Hourann's place. This is his view! About to go meet my cousin for his birthday dinner too.

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Tuesday 22 Feb 2011 17:03

Our great camp park. Had a nice pool and right on the ocean.

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Monday 21 Feb 2011 20:13

Sweet potatoes & honey, cous cous, tomatoes & spicy spices for dinner in the van

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Monday 21 Feb 2011 18:03

We made it!!! Through scary bug infested brush down to the beach. I only screamed like a teenage girl twice. The first one was only a three inch bug that landed on my chest but the second was a spider at least as big as the palm of my hand and a body as big as my thumb! I tried to step around some webs and caught my hat right as i saw this abnormally large arachnid started moving around. Screaming and failing around the web half grabbed my sunglasses. The other half I swatted with my hand hand with a good amount of force. They just hung there inches from this beast. It took me a minute to work up the nerve to venture back to collect them. I guess at this time Katy just said fuck it and started running up the trail with no concern for my well fair. She later recounted after the ordeal that "I could handle it my self and i figured you could get your self out of that situation". Thanks Katy....

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Sunday 20 Feb 2011 15:08

Dead battery.... It's going to be replaced but luckily we were at this information center and could make the call for help. At least it stopes raining!

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Saturday 19 Feb 2011 14:27

Mike and his dad Gordon launching his kite

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Friday 18 Feb 2011 17:38

Sunny beach in St Kilda, Melbourne with Mike

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Friday 18 Feb 2011 15:22

Penthouse in Melbourne. Mike our friend from home is staying with his dad so we had to drop by an say hi.

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Thursday 17 Feb 2011 13:02

Waiting for our bus to christchurch. Dunedin railway station is the second most popular building in the southern hemisphere to take photos of.

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Thursday 17 Feb 2011 11:32

Tank beer is fresher and is only good for 12 days. Supposed to be better I guess.

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Thursday 17 Feb 2011 9:50

A mountain of crunches.

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Thursday 17 Feb 2011 9:50

Getting ready for our Cadbury Chocolate factory tour. At one point the dropped one ton of liquid chocolate down a silo for us. Great tour!

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Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 18:30

Can you spot the three penguins?

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Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 17:56

Hiking from fox hole to fox hole in the trenches to sneak up on the penguins

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Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 17:55

Check out the New Zealand chicks on this beach!

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Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 17:33

Feeding time in the penguin nursery. Underweight chicks get sent here for fattening.

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Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 16:55

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Tuesday 15 Feb 2011 18:58

BREWERY TOUR! Speights brewery in Dunedin

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Tuesday 15 Feb 2011 15:00

Thanks free public WiFi at the library!

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Monday 14 Feb 2011 20:47

Happy Valentines Day. The view from our room. Not to shabby eh?

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Monday 14 Feb 2011 20:47

Dodgy climb up an impossibly strap drive in our rental Camery to our lovely hostle

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Monday 14 Feb 2011 17:11

The only photo sheep I promise of.

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Monday 14 Feb 2011 17:02

All aboard the train to Dunedin! Our bike ride is over an we are now chugging along in style and comfort in this modern technological innovation.

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Sunday 13 Feb 2011 13:37

A sun bow on our ride today. Again we are the only ones at the B&B or hostel we are staying at. Nice to travel in the off season.

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Saturday 12 Feb 2011 15:17

Finally at the top. It was a rough day with long climbs and a head wind. The hills are made for a train so they are not steep but still long. Glad to be at the top.

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Saturday 12 Feb 2011 13:20

Using a well placed shed to get out of the wind. We met a couple on the ride here that we we ended up having dinner with at the pub. Their son works for a winery neat Corvallis. Small world huh. Nice to have some friends longer than a few minutes.

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Saturday 12 Feb 2011 11:48

On the long climb to the highest point of our ride.

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Friday 11 Feb 2011 12:56

Stoping for a refreshing coke on the hot and dusty trail.

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Friday 11 Feb 2011 10:47

The start of the

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Friday 11 Feb 2011 8:09

All things must pass... We left Alicia today and headed towards Clyde to start our bike trip. We are wrapping up New Zealand soon. It been a blast so far. We will be sad to leave.

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Wednesday 9 Feb 2011 19:37

Grilled veggie sandwiches. Gonna have of to put up more of a fight for beef next time.

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Wednesday 9 Feb 2011 13:51

Sitting in the sun eating some lunch while the girls down a bottle of wine.

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Wednesday 9 Feb 2011 12:02

Wine and cave tour anyone. Today is filled with wine tasting and checking out the country side.

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Tuesday 8 Feb 2011 13:13

We made it and look at that sunshine. Ready for a real meal and a shower....

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Monday 7 Feb 2011 12:54

At the top of the summit and what a beautiful sight. Amazing valleys and great views surround us. Perfect hiking weather with little rain and a good cooling breeze. Nice place for a lunch break. Now for the long and steep climb down to the next camp.

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Monday 7 Feb 2011 9:18

Starting day threes long hike up and over the summit. The weather looks to be less severe than yesterdays but who knows.

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Monday 7 Feb 2011 9:14

The storm had passed for now, the weary and wet travelers press on ready for the hike to the summit.

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Saturday 5 Feb 2011 10:29

The start of our track. Let's hope for good weather and no blisters!

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Friday 4 Feb 2011 21:18

Happy birthday Katy! 27 years old! We are at a cafe/bar called The Fat Duck with bean bags for out side seating. This is the year of the bunny. It should be a good year for Katy. Wish her happy birthday

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Thursday 3 Feb 2011 11:24

New disc brought my score to 49. It's pretty good too. Should make in to my bag at home.

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Thursday 3 Feb 2011 10:03

My review of this disc is that it is truly a flightless bird that should be extinct. Not a very good disc if you ask me. Maybe ok for odd ball slow floater stuff

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Thursday 3 Feb 2011 8:56

Katy with a score of 70 and Abe with a 57.

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Wednesday 2 Feb 2011 16:06

Victory victory victory. Katy is dancing a jig to mark the finish of this very puzzling puzzle at the world famous Puzzling World in Wanaka NZ

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 16:25

The entire classes knifes. The teacher was a wonderful old funny man names Stephan who kept making jokes, including the girls always make the best knives gag. Katys was 3rd form the right and mine was tenth. This I a must see/make on your NZ trip.

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 13:14

Katy quit taking those growth supplements, your bigger than that regular sized horse!

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 12:06

Good day chap. Care for a spin on my fixi? Should try to convince those no good SF boosters to ride penny farthings!

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 12:05

Sanding the blade into shape

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 12:05

Katy and I are spending the day forging knives on the western coast of NZ. Steel made with black Kiwi sand and 100+ year old timber salvaged from an old hospital. The wood, Rimu is absolutely beautiful so were the knives in the end.

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 18:08

Katy and Adam I'm the caves. Adam is riding around NZ and up through Australia to Indonesia on his magnificent steel bike with great gear. Good luck Adam. See you for dinner tonight too. All he has is canned fish so we offered our pasta. Good fuel for the road.

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 18:08

Sorry this isn't in the right place exactly it's about a 1/4 mile down the road from the TOTALLY AWESOME CAVES WITH GLOW WORMS!!! These are limestone cave with lots of awesome eire mineral deposits on all surfaces that get wet. The total square footage over all four rooms was at least three if not more basketball courts.

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 18:08

Our new little car outside "The Beach Hostel". Looks small compared to the giant cliffs on the west coast of NZ

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 15:46

A photo of a bunch of people taking photos of rocks....

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 14:56

Katy os screaming like a ninny muggins. Cute sign yes but the terrifying sound of cicadas was enough to barely get her out of the car. We are going to have to work on this....

Anyways the search for more of the famous New Zealand flightless birds continues.

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Monday 31 Jan 2011 12:55

Ain't no bull here

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Sunday 30 Jan 2011 14:40

It's been a long wait for this and it's finally here!

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Sunday 30 Jan 2011 13:50

Pullin boats the kiwi way.

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Sunday 30 Jan 2011 12:48

This feels like cheating. After five tough days of back packing Its only a one hour boat ride bak to the beginning. But hey because we caught the early one we can stop for pizza and beer at the bar near the start before our bus ride back to Nelson.

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Sunday 30 Jan 2011 12:26

Caught an early taxi

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Sunday 30 Jan 2011 10:11

Walking...

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Saturday 29 Jan 2011 16:03

Anyone still wearing there's?

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Saturday 29 Jan 2011 15:27

Our last beach camp site. This one is only one and a half hours from the boat pick up for the short ride back. It will feel a bit odd that all of or grueling hours o hiking will reduced to a quick Water Taxi ride back to the start.

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Saturday 29 Jan 2011 10:21

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon

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Friday 28 Jan 2011 15:09

Lonely and beautiful. This is our second to last campground. We were actually kept company by two native chicken like things. One mom an an almost full size chick. The mom would grab the bread we tossed out, take it back in to the chick. She was searching all night for more and in the morning we were able to hand fee her. Quite cute. Lastly she made these grunting noises that don't sound like they come from a bird

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Friday 28 Jan 2011 11:06

4+ hours in on a day that started at 6am. We hit the trail at 6:30 for longest day yet. Right off the bat we had a massively steep hill. Not it's lynch time before our last water crossing. We have to work with tides which means we had to get to here which was quite far before 11:50. Two more nights with easy day hikes

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Thursday 27 Jan 2011 12:54

Medlands beach. Today's hike was tough. A little more than 12 km with plenty of up and down. Wishing I had better boots my fogs are barking!

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Thursday 27 Jan 2011 11:44

A lot more than 29 feet. We are way up here. According to the pebble we are 4 seconds from a very hard wet landing. A beautifully simple and sturdy bridge across the 120 or so foot gap. This hike is hard but awesome.

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Wednesday 26 Jan 2011 14:47

Our first camp site on our track at Te Pukatea Bay

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Wednesday 26 Jan 2011 9:31

Here we go! Five day, no re-fueling trek. Longest either of us have done. We are so not prepared for this...

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Tuesday 25 Jan 2011 12:44

Bone carving in Nelson

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Tuesday 25 Jan 2011 12:44

Bone carving in Nelson

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Monday 24 Jan 2011 16:32

Across the bay is where we will be hiking for the next week. Looks like we will have good weather.

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Monday 24 Jan 2011 16:09

Were here!

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Monday 24 Jan 2011 15:18

Afternoons wondering around in Queens Gardens

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Monday 24 Jan 2011 10:00

Thats better New Zealand, let's see se more sun.

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Sunday 23 Jan 2011 14:28

We are wet....

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Sunday 23 Jan 2011 13:52

We are beer and wine tasting with some folks from Toronto we net at the hostel. Not so nice weather but drinks were nice.

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Sunday 23 Jan 2011 12:25

These sheep are winos!

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Sunday 23 Jan 2011 10:17

Wet and stormy :(

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Saturday 22 Jan 2011 18:12

Look out for that blobster!

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Friday 21 Jan 2011 11:28

Yeah! They have the best cars here. The El Camino live on.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2011, 10:28 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jan 2011 18:07

WIFI !!!

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Wednesday 19 Jan 2011 11:05

The Kingdom of Tonga. Just a quick layover. The boarding of tho plane was crazy. This really slow, and I think lazy lady gave us two seats that were already taken just to get rid of us. Of course that started a fuss on the plane making us 10 minutes late for take off. All I well and we are on the way to NZ now. Let's hope for sun!

Posted: Jan. 19, 2011, 10:05 p.m.

Monday 17 Jan 2011 11:47

A beautiful water fall Katy an I spent our last day on the small island.

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Sunday 16 Jan 2011 16:09

Not a bad place for some lunch and reading time. We have to take turns in the hammock. It's clearly more fun.

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Wednesday 12 Jan 2011 14:16

After taking the exciting green bus we made it to our beach fale. What a place

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Wednesday 12 Jan 2011 11:00

KatyandAbe@bestvacationever.ws

Home of the .ws! TechShop is getting a post card for sure.

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Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 22:19

LAX gets a D- as a grade. This is a terrible airport. So disorganized that we had to leave a terminal and go through the most poorly run security ever. The idiot pot us in the slow "new fliers" line. This is the line for people who don't know about liquids and apparently cured hams. I'm not kidding we had to wait an extra 10 minutes because of this fuss an old Samoan made. Then on top of that poor Katy is trying to deal with health insurance on vacation because of a crappy blanket policy that Blue Shield uses. Bad reviews for both parties. Lets go on vacation already huh?

Posted: Jan. 12, 2011, 6:19 a.m.

Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 19:49

Next stop SAMOA!

Posted: Jan. 12, 2011, 3:49 a.m.

Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 17:19

Katy on the walkway.

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Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 17:03

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Monday 10 Jan 2011 11:39

Everyone is out freezing trying to get in a good round.

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Monday 10 Jan 2011 11:16

In-n-Out can suck it

Posted: Jan. 10, 2011, 7:16 p.m.

Monday 10 Jan 2011 9:20

A frosty day for disc golf. Headed to Portland to play the awesome Pier park and go out to dinner. Some place fancy ... you know like Red Lobster!

Posted: Jan. 10, 2011, 5:20 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jan 2011 15:51

That's better Oregon! More of this

Posted: Jan. 6, 2011, 11:51 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jan 2011 15:37

Nothin but gray skies and fog for almost all of the drive to Oregon. The only break came at just the right time. Mount Shasta looked beautiful all covered in white snow.

Posted: Jan. 6, 2011, 11:37 p.m.

Monday 3 Jan 2011 14:48

Back home again

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Monday 3 Jan 2011 10:25

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Monday 3 Jan 2011 10:25

Look at those babies! That will be pushing us back home

Posted: Jan. 3, 2011, 10:25 a.m.

Monday 3 Jan 2011 10:24

Had to take a ramp up to the door of the plane. This is a huge plane indeed

Posted: Jan. 3, 2011, 10:24 a.m.

Monday 3 Jan 2011 10:24

Headed home!

Posted: Jan. 3, 2011, 10:24 a.m.

Sunday 2 Jan 2011 16:04

Catching the tube with one of our benefactors Danny!

Posted: Jan. 2, 2011, 4:04 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jan 2011 14:21

Half time. Hi Danny!

Posted: Jan. 2, 2011, 2:21 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jan 2011 13:32

Chelsea soccer match in the cold. They were behind or most of the second half until a set o goals to put them up one. In the last minute the other team got one last cheap shot while we were sleeping to tie for the final.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2011, 1:32 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jan 2011 13:29

Kick off! GO CHELSEA

Posted: Jan. 2, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jan 2011 13:03

Eating lunch at the Irish equivalent of a Ruby Tuesday's. Chain like but still quite nice. Last stop for us today before the football match this afternoon.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2011, 1:03 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 15:40

Sending Nathalie's post card

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 3:40 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 14:37

Turns out that the owner of this castle, Mr. Astor I'd the name behind Astoria Oregon! Home never felt so close

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 2:37 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 13:35

Raise the draw bridge!

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 1:35 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 12:49

A tricky water puzzle with hidden pressure plates that trigger water bladders to get you wet. Closed in the winter :(

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 12:49 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 12:35

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 12:35 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jan 2011 12:34

Ducks on the frozen lake.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2011, 12:34 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 17:25

I ended up carrying her down the ramp.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 5:25 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 16:20

Just a picture of me in front of the Christmas tree at the Dorchester Hotel.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 4:20 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 16:16

Champagne and cucumber sandwiches for fancy tea at the Dorchester Hotel

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 4:16 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 16:16

nom nom

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 4:16 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 16:16

At the Dorchester Hotel. Quite fancy there Katy!

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 4:16 p.m.

Friday 31 Dec 2010 12:01

Top of the bus headed on out tour. Our Pacasa photo stream has pictures of our time on the old fashion "Routemasters"

Posted: Dec. 31, 2010, 12:01 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 23:14

Great night at the pub. My team came in second place. We were quite proud of our selves. The long and winding road in the fog took for ever on account of the fact I had to pee. The only thing that put s hamper on the evening is that we came in second to a "B" team named the "Honey bees" led by Grandma and Katy :-(

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 11:14 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 23:12

The fox and Hounds for beers and quiz night

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 11:12 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 15:03

"did I just get caught eating a mince pie"

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 3:03 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 14:50

Takers for tea?

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 2:50 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 13:14

Over looking the cathedral. Hi Danny!

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 1:14 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 13:11

Over looking the cathedral.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 1:11 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 13:11

The Rochester Castle.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 1:11 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 13:10

The courtyard of the castle. A few homes were built inside the original walls that are in part missing

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 1:10 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 13:10

Top of the castle

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 1:10 p.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 11:56

My first real castle

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 11:56 a.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 11:54

A Katy sized door

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 11:54 a.m.

Thursday 30 Dec 2010 11:21

Rochester for the day

Posted: Dec. 30, 2010, 11:21 a.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 22:40

Crosswords help pass the time on the train.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 10:40 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 20:44

DEATHTRAP! Fantastic thriller. Surprise finish with lots of twists.

We have been using a lot of public transit all over London. Buses, subways, an long distance surface train. It's quite fantastic. We bought this multi pass thing for about £12 and all the public transit is open all day. America .... Get it together.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 8:44 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 18:24

Lookout below! Riding this bus is quite fun. We will be takin a tour of London on the cheap this way on Friday.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 6:24 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 18:23

On top of a double decker. Katy - "watch out when the bus moves it gets a bit tricky"

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 6:23 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 17:00

Overcrowded tourist area in London. Lots of worthless shops but interesting just the same

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 5 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 16:05

Headed to a show tonight in London with the family. Dinner at an old family favorite Indian restaurant before for a good bite to eat.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2010, 4:05 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 15:55

Big Ben in all of it's glory.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 3:55 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 15:37

One of the great views looking towards the towers, Westminster Abby, and MI6 from London's famous "Eye of London" (the giant ferris wheel)

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 3:37 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 15:23

Panorama shot from the "Eye of London"

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 3:23 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 15:17

Aww

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 3:17 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 14:36

The London Eye with Jenny

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 2:36 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 12:47

At the Tate Modern. This place use to be a very large power plant. It has been converted in to a modern art museum free to the public. Today there was a failed interactive piece that consisted of 1,000,000 porcelain sunflower seeds. The fail part is that the "artist" didn't realize that when porcelain rubs against it's self, as it does when people walk and play with it, it creates a hazardous dust that is quite bad for the lungs.

Artists....

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 12:47 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 12:28

St Paul's Cathedral

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 12:28 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 12:27

See you guys on the boat guys

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 12:27 p.m.

Monday 27 Dec 2010 8:56

Catching the early train to London. Wide awake as you can tell.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2010, 8:56 a.m.

Saturday 25 Dec 2010 16:12

At The Duke for dinner

Posted: Dec. 25, 2010, 4:12 p.m.

Saturday 25 Dec 2010 12:39

On the way to Christmas dinner at the local pub with the entire family.

Posted: Dec. 25, 2010, 12:39 p.m.

Friday 24 Dec 2010 10:43

Just caught the train to Leeds with minutes to spare. Should be another 2.5 hours and were to Grandmas house. Been a long day (couldn't really sleep on the plane, no surprise there) bit it's almost done.

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 6:43 p.m.

Friday 24 Dec 2010 8:12

Katy and her British passport went through with no line :( I'm stuck waiting for a while.

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 4:12 p.m.

Friday 24 Dec 2010 8:07

London!

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 4:07 p.m.

Thursday 23 Dec 2010 20:53

Through air port security surprisingly with no problems. First time with the backscatter. That thing must be bad for you, it happens way too fast.

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 4:53 a.m.

Thursday 23 Dec 2010 18:19

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 2:19 a.m.

Thursday 23 Dec 2010 18:17

Waiting for the bus.

So to start off this day Katy found out our flight was delayed more than just a few hours. The six hour push caused u to miss the connecting but that ok because we now get to ride the London subway "The Tube" and then take a surface train to Leeds.

After Katy and I leave Dreamworks we swing by local batting cages we head our friends house and open the "locked" door. You know it's a good thing that good people like don't go by and find open houses and sneak in there to grab a quick shower and a snack. Anyways guys we shut the door for you. Thank us later.

To make matters worse we missed the bus on account of me forgetting to pack my secret Santa gift.

I was able to sprint across 6 lanes of traffic and dash through all of the bewildered shoppers up to the Macy's door and within minutes score the very same gift. "Quick to the cashier!" I arrive and wait for 20 minutes behind ladies who can't decide between black and brown and want to ask their new best friends advice. After those ladies and the ones putting things on hold, who ever passed up an expensive impulse buy and came back the next day anyway? So it's now my turn, the cashier can't swipe my card and then so I have to wait in another line and start it all over again.

The second line is the same story up until I am next. It's almost my turn and I've about had it with the slow pokes and some guy notices how close I am to destroying the case of gift cards and calls me over. That man saved a lot of people a lot of terror by adverting my inner HULK by given me cutsies.

Finally I'm out of there and running, no sprinting again through the halls of Stanfurd shopping mall only to take a wrong turn in to Bloomingdales! What ever I'm not stopping! Jogging turned to running when I saw the doors. Full sprint across the parking lot and jumping over the hedge and over the 6 lane road. Yes I'm there! "Katy did I make it?" "No"

Shit. And now that's where we are waiting 57 minutes for the hourly bus.

We are just trying to leave Palo Alto. We're not even to the airport....

Posted: Dec. 24, 2010, 2:17 a.m.

This is it folks. We pulled up the roots, put the jobs on hold, and gave the fish away. 9 months, 15+ countries, 2 people going for a look around.

This trip starts out with a Pacific rim trip down to Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, and some of South East Asia. Then back home to Oregon for some time of from the vacation. Once in Oregon its time to start riding the bike again because its not long till we fly to Europe to ride from Italy north until we are just to tired to ride anymore. After 9 short months wondering around we head back to the mid peninsula for some more time in the area for at least two more years.

Check in and send us comments on the trip and requests as to where you want us to visit for you.

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In Nijmegen is another great bicycle museum. Enjoy!

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 by chris

I stayed at the same campground near Linz last year. Enjoy the city!

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 by chris

Good stuff. If you're arriving in Switzerland from the NE then you're right in my area. If I'm here then my offer stands. I might get on the road myself in the next few weeks, but I'll keep an eye on your progress and hopefully we'll cross paths.

The Danube and Rhine routes are both fantastic. Your're going to love them. Safe travels!

Posted: 1 Jun 2011 by chris

We are here now. Just landed in England. We will be flying to Italy tomorrow and moving around towards the coast then over to Croatia. From there it's on to hungry and train to budapest. Along the Danube to Switzerland and follow the rhine out towards holland and england. Are you along that path chris?

Posted: 1 Jun 2011 by Abe Downey

Next step is your bike ride in Europe. When do you start and what's the plan?

Posted: 18 May 2011 by chris

Right after I said that the bus shot off and Abe was on the stairs and almost fell over!

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 by Katy