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

Christmas in New Zealand

Lake Hawea

Christmas day started a bit earlier than I would have liked.  I was up by 615am, so that I could eat breakfast and pack before our 730am departure from Franz Josef.  The timing wasn’t ideal as we had one of Continue reading Christmas in New Zealand

Spring Flowers of Waiheke


As I walked around Waiheke Island I couldn’t help but the similarities and differences between Washington State.  A lot of the spring flowers were the same, but some of the blooms were monsters.  I saw the biggest calla lilies of Continue reading Spring Flowers of Waiheke