2014 Wrap-up

I started 2014 by celebrating New Years in Christchurch, New Zealand and the year evolved from there. On January 3rd, I moved on to Australia for some epic adventures (admittedly I still have some posts to write from that trip). Continue reading 2014 Wrap-up

Hyde Park in Sydney

Main Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral

Very near where I stayed in Sydney was Hyde Park.  I enjoyed roaming around the elaborate statues and old stately buildings.  Here are some of my favorites from my afternoon at Hyde Park. Main Fountain and St. Mary’s Cathedral St. Continue reading Hyde Park in Sydney

Three Creeks Goldmine

Me Gold Panning

One of the adventures included in my trip to Australia was crystal hunting and gold panning at Three Creeks Goldmine.  This goldmine was run my a retired couple, Paul and Joy, and their granddaughter, Taylor, was also there for the Continue reading Three Creeks Goldmine

I’m Home Party

My Pavlova

I had a few friends over to celebrate me being back home.  I put together a slide show of photos that ran on the TV while I shared stories of my travels.  The highlight of the party was sharing some Continue reading I’m Home Party

Favorite Australia Sunrises and Sunsets

Yamba Sunrise

I’ve already published my favorite sunrises and sunsets from Belize and New Zealand.  These are my favorites from Australia.  As far as sunrises/sunsets go and my trip, Australia got ripped off.  I missed a couple golden opportunities to get some Continue reading Favorite Australia Sunrises and Sunsets

Creating My Own Aboriginal Art

My Aboriginal Art

As we headed north of Cairns, Australia towards Mossman Gorge we stopped at Janbal Gallery.  The gallery’s resident artist is Binna, who took time to explain his heritage, share his art, and then help us produce a piece of our Continue reading Creating My Own Aboriginal Art

The Best Parts of My Trip

Kayaking Byron Bay

I shared the worse parts in an earlier post.  Without doubt the best parts greatly outweighed the worse parts.  I had an absolutely amazing time.  So much so that when people say “that must have been a trip of a Continue reading The Best Parts of My Trip

The Worse Parts of My Trip

Stormy Morning

Everyone keeps asking me what the best part of my trip was, but I thought I’d share my worse parts first.  Then there is something to look forward to…the best parts.  🙂 Belize It kills me to say anything negative Continue reading The Worse Parts of My Trip

Travel Playlist

I started a new tradition on this trip that I wanted to share.  I’m not a huge music buff.  In fact, I listen to the same radio station all the time and they mostly play the same music over and Continue reading Travel Playlist

Shearing a Sheep and Bottle Feeding a Wallaby


Yep…I did both. While visiting Dag Sheep Station, a local shearer taught us the basics of shearing sheep.  A select few of us actually got to attempt it ourselves.  It’s an understatement to say that shearing sheep is a tough Continue reading Shearing a Sheep and Bottle Feeding a Wallaby