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About us


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 Caroline Visited
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Countries Stephen Visited
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Molly
Taking Molly Home.
May 30, 2018

Thursday, March 15 & Friday March 16, 2018.   As we were a tad pressed for time to get back home (one of us had to be at work the next Monday) we didn’t do any sightseeing on the way south. The Thursday night we stayed in an all-year campground en route. It was freezing […]

The Sticker Ceremony.
April 12, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018.   After all was checked and re-checked, Lance and Michele gathered round everyone who works at EarthCruiser. Up till then, Molly didn’t yet have her EarthCruiser sticker on the front of the cab. The importance of the shake-down trip was not only to confirm that everything was in working order, or […]

The Shake-Down Trip
April 5, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. After marveling at our new baby and getting positive reactions to the wrap, it was time to get to know her for real. We spent about 2 hours with Anthony going over first the outside workings, and, second the inside workings. That included everything from how the 3 different types of […]

Short Trips
Bodega Bay – March 30 – April 1, 2018.
April 4, 2018

For this weekend getaway I’d managed to find a last minute spot in the ‘Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park. Since we left on Friday after work we wanted to have a guaranteed spot to stay as opposed to having to drive around in the dark to find one. There aren’t that many good sport […]

The Wrap.
March 21, 2018

The EarthCruiser FX is a really good-rugged-looking vehicle with clean lines and a well thought-through design. In it’s new-born state it is gleaming white. As the date for picking up Molly drew closer, we started thinking of possibly putting something on the sides:  an outline, a picture, …. we weren’t too sure. Eventually we came […]

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