A trip one year in the works – flights and hotels were booked the moment it was possible to do so. We were getting excited as the event drew nearer. So time to check  some logistics about 2 weeks out….. and what’d you know…. some one (that’d be me) forgot to book a rental car. […]

Events
Death Valley ‘Super Bloom’ 2016.
March 11, 2016

Once in a Decade… We heard about it, read about it, saw the pictures and Park updates,…. and wondered: what are we doing here instead of going to see it for ourselves?! Lucky enough to score rooms in Furnace Creek Ranch and Stovepipe Wells, we set off on Friday, March 4th, late afternoon. We broke […]

Austin, TX
September 5, 2015

Had a wonderful long weekend in Austin to help celebrate Anjou and Neil’s wedding. Flew out Thursday and landed in the late afternoon just in time to enjoy an early meal and drink at Eddie V’s. Later in the evening, and once the temperature dropped, we strolled down Sixth Street along with the students in […]

Mt Shasta with Friends
May 17, 2015

A quick trip up the I5 to climb Mt Shasta with Darrin and Lisa. The weather was not kind to us and we did not even attempt the summit. Instead we did a little skills training. Great weekend nonetheless.

Sterlin finally made it home
December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22nd Thanks to gps tracking we spotted Sterlin’s cruise ship, ‘Hapag-Lloyd Seoul Express’ in the Bay just across from Pier 32. Sterlin was in one of the smaller containers at the front of the ship.     Thursday, January 8th. When we dropped Sterlin off in Rotterdam to be shipped to Oakland, CA, […]

Waiting for Sterlin
December 13, 2014

Saturday, December 13th We are still waiting for Sterlin to arrive back home. Not only has his ship been delayed with a few weeks (tell me something new); there also seems to be some ‘actions’ from the stevedores (really tell me something new). All we can do is wait. Some official also decide that the […]

Homeward Bound!
November 29, 2014

It had arrived: the last day of our ‘Around The World Trip’. That evening we boarded a plane in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon that took us back home to San Francisco. Bittersweet really. On the one hand we felt sad that the adventure had come to its close; on the other hand we felt good […]

San Francisco
November 4, 2014

November 2nd – 6th Stephen flew back to San Francisco to organize a few things. Uneventful trip, which is the best kind. Caroline stayed back in Europe.

San Francisco
July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2nd Arrived back in San Francisco officially bringing Leg 1 of our trip to an end.  It is good to back, even if it is only for 5 days. And the weather gods are being good to us and turning on the sunshine. We are staying with our ex-neighbor and good friend Anjou […]

Los Angeles
May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 28th Today Sterlin got dropped off at Schumacher Cargo and Logistics for shipping to Australia. The process was extremely easy and very reasonably priced at $1,850. In preparation of arrival into Sydney, Sterlin underwent a serious cleaning to remove any trace of bugs and oil leaks. Apparently the Australian bio-security folks are very […]

We Are Still At Home in Beautiful San Francisco.
April 29, 2013

We are sorting out and organizing as much of the logistics and paperwork that we can do in advance: visas, carnet de passage for the car, getting our place ready to be rented out, and lots of assorted paper work. While traveling we will rent out our place and to that avail we have started […]

Health and Vaccinations.
April 16, 2013

We both went to Downtown Medical to get the necessary inoculations and prescriptions. Their website doesn’t look like much, but service is prompt and good. They take walk-ins but make an appointment if you can, it reduces the wait time and makes things a bit smoother. Typhoid: Valid for 2 years. Injection. USD 85. Hepatitis A: New-ish vaccine. 2 […]

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