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I was born in Eeklo, Belgium, on June 29th, 1964. In 1988 I decided it was time to move to ‘the big city’, so I left Eeklo for Gent – a whopping 20 km away! Mind you, most Belgians perceive distance slightly different from the rest of the world; it is after all a rather tiny country. Three years later, in 1991, I left Gent to go to London to live and work; for about 2 years. Or at least that was the initial plan. But fate had something else in store for me… On my way to London I met a Kiwi called Stephen…

 

I was born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1967. At age 10, I left New Zealand with my parents to go and live in Perth, Australia. And then at age 18, returned from Aussie to complete University in Auckland New Zealand. England beckoned, and the travel adventures started in earnest. In 1991, on my way from London to a jazz festival in Belgium, I met Caroline..

 

We became good friends. In 1992 we traveled to Africa together and on returning to London in 1993 we moved in together. In 1996 – Caroline had been in London for about 4.5 years, Stephen for 5 years – we packed all our worldly possessions in 13 boxes and a poster roll and moved to Sydney, Australia. Before settling in Sydney, where we eventually bought a home, we spent 4 months in Perth. New horizons and opportunities beckoned again in 2000 when we sold our home and moved to San Francisco. This time we filled half a container. A few weeks after arriving in the US we got married in Las Vegas. We have been in San Francisco ever since; it became our home and we love it there!.

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Countries Stephen Visited
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Very Hot Pinnacles National Park
July 8, 2019

Thursday to Sunday, July 4th to 7th, 2019 The original plan was to arrive on Wednesday after work. But better sense and in invite to a July 4th party changed plans. Instead on Thursday, July 4th, I dropped Caroline at the airport, picked Molly up from Milpitas and headed over to Neil and Patricia’s place […]

Glory Hole
June 16, 2019

Weekend, June 14 to 16, 2019 Like last weekend, we escaped to New Melons Lake. But this time a little further North and stayed at Ironhorse Campground at Glory Hole. Arrived just before sundown on Friday. Spent a lovely evening around the fireplace enjoying the warm evening. Woke up late and relaxed during the morning. […]

Tuttletown
June 9, 2019

Weekend, June 7 to 9, 2019 The escape from the Bay Area was the usual traffic jam, but this was little worse than usual. But we made it to Tuttletown Recreation Area before the sun went down. We lit a fire a had a very relaxing evening.The next morning was spent installing the antenna for […]

Wet Weekend at Bass Lake
May 26, 2019

Weekend, May 24 to 26, 2019 Our original plan was to head to a campground North of Tahoe, but our reservation was cancelled only days earlier due to unexpected and late season snow fall. And Spring Cove campground along Bass Lake had opened for the season. The second storage box was installed on the roof, […]

Relaxing in Acorn Campground
May 19, 2019

Weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 Acorn is one of the nicest and closets campgrounds to San Francisco. Rain was forecast, but we decided to get away for the weekend anyway. On Friday afternoon we escaped via Calaveras Reservoir, which although nice, was a tad slow going in Molly and we ended up with a […]

Flat Roof Rack for Molly
May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Finally got around to putting a new roof rack on top of the existing roof rack. The roof rack that Molly originally came with had a pronounced curve, and we wanted something that was flat. So we repurposed our Front Runner roof rack from Sterlin; it got sawed in half. Now […]

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