Random Photo

Thats Cal…being random, making himself a plank, as he is prone to do sometimes. Below find another photo that is more disturbing than random.  Yes that is Henry looking pissed (an a bit like Beavis), and yes that is Georgie, broken down like a rag doll in the middle of the street.  Dont worry, there were […]

Where in the world is this? (Day 34)

Doesn’t Conde Nast do a feature like this?  It’s the N3 near Moii River in the East Cape of South Africa.  We knew that with 13 countries, 20 flights and various other forms of transportation that we couldn’t expect all our logistics to run without a hiccup.  After surviving benign delays due to volcanic ash […]

Day 29 –day 33, Johannesburg and the Drakensberg

We landed at the crack of dawn and were awaited by a very cheery Henry (not my Henry who is neither cheery or a licensed driver) who picked us up and delivered us to a  bed and breakfast that was located in a suburb nearby the airport (big fan of this, when staying for just […]

Day 28, Cairns, Ayer’s Rock and Perth

Today was a big travel day.  We traveled the length of Australia in order to board a plane for the much-awaited Africa part of the trip.  We left steamy Cairns early for a flight that was going to take us to the outpost of Ayer’s rock in the Northern Territories (this spot was more south […]

Day 23 to day 27, Cairns, Queensland

We left Sydney early morning to catch a three hour flight to Cairns (pronounced Cans) in Queenlsand . Queensland is the northeastern quadrant of Australia.  Brisbane, where there were the horrible floods last January and the Great Barrier Reef are the hotspots of this state.  Its tropical and its where the remaining rainforest that made […]

Day 17- 22 (with a day lost in there somewhere), Sydney

After another fab night spent at the aptly names Tahiti Airport Motel, we were cautiously optimistic about our chances of getting to Sydney as scheduled.  Air Tahiti Nui, our airline company from Papeete Tahiti to Auckland had been having labor issues for the last past week.  Some days it was the pilots striking, other days […]

Chocolate Wasted

Traveling with four kids is not easy.  I have to say its is physically a lot less taxing these days since everyone has given up diapers, naps and special meals.  However, traveling with a grouchy middle-aged man, an 8-year-old girl and 3 boys with extremely different interests is exhausting.  Some days you just have to […]

Day 14-16, Relais de Josephine, Rangoria Atoll, French Polynesnia

We flew from Bora Bora where we had a 2 hour departure delay due to “Mechanical Problems”.  This was our first delay of the trip although the airport was perfectly nice place to kill sometime.  The plane, with the mechanical problems, not something I need to know, arrived and we were able t o take […]

Day 6 to day 13, Onboard the Catamaran Mariah

Our flight from Easter Island to Papeete, Tahati was smooth as was our arrival to another airport hotel.  While not charming, it was key to our early morning departure.  The following morning, we left the Island of Tahiti by plane to a smaller island that along with Tahiti and myriad of others makes up the […]