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The Maldives is Paradise!

MALDIVES | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [174]

Another beautiful day and we are excited to go scuba diving.   We wake up and get ready and head to the dive center.   They have crossiants and coffee, etc for us before the dive and our guide briefs us on the dive site and what to expect.   We are ... Read more >

The Maldives is Paradise!

MALDIVES | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [156]

Well, we wake up Saturday and its another beautiful day in the Maldives.   We still can’t believe we are really there.   First up was breakfast and again it was incredible.   The view is the best and the food is right behind.   We could easily get ... Read more >

The Maldives is Paradise!

MALDIVES | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [180]

We wake up to an incredible morning in the Maldives.   No clouds, beautiful blue sky and we are more excited than we can even imagine.   We don’t sleep really late but its close to 10am by the time we head to breakfast.   Oh, and what a delicious ... Read more >

A day in Bangkok and...on to the Maldives!

MALDIVES | Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [241]

Well, we sleep pretty good and get up about 9:15am.   The hotel has free breakfast so we head down and eat up.   Pretty basic…scrambled eggs, toast, a little fruit, juice and coffee.   Oh and I ordered ham, Rhonda bacon.   The bacon looks normal, ... Read more >

Back to Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [156]

We wake up about 8:15 after a decent nights sleep.   We brush our teeth and head over to the restaurant for some breakfast before our 9am Thai massage.    I just had some scrambled eggs with toast and Rhonda pancakes (crepes really) with fruit.   ... Read more >

Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao

THAILAND | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Views [369]

We were up and at em early for the flight to Chiang Mai.   I guess we slept decent but it was one of those nights where you don’t want to oversleep so you wake up a few times.   We hopped right out of bed, got ready real quick, checked out and got ... Read more >

Goodbye Sydney...on to Thailand

THAILAND | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [137]

We got the 6:15 wake up call and it was time to get up, get ready and head out.   There are no refunds on the bridge climb if you are late and considering we were leaving on a 5pm flight to Bangkok, we needed to be on time.   We headed out of the ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [139]

Well, Sunday morning….our last full day in Sydney and another big day.   We started off over at Paddy’s market for a few souvenirs, grabbed a quick bite of hotcakes at McD’s and set off for the rest of the day.   We took a bus down to Circular Quay, ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [155]

What a beautiful morning in Sydney!!!   It had been raining for the last week and even rained on us the night before so we were really pumped.   We mapped out a game plan for the day and set out.   First stop, Darling Harbor again and we checked it ... Read more >

On to Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [167]

We woke up for our last morning in Cairns and headed out for breakfast at a tasty café.   We then walked around, shopped a little and bought Todd a Christmas present.   It was time to go back and pack up so we did that and it was off to the airport ... Read more >

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Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [165]

Well, it was a long night.   Neither of us slept good and our room, #21 was on top of the boat.   This was the worst part of the boat as far as seasickness goes and since we were moving the entire night (we weren’t’ supposed to be) it made it very ... Read more >

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Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [174]

We awoke about 7am to have breakfast at the hotel, get packed up for our trip to the reef and wait for our ride from the dive company.   They picked us up, checked us in and off to the boat and the reef it was!   We had some safety briefings and stuff ... Read more >

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Christchurch to Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [195] | Video

3:30am a bright light comes on and Rhonda wakes up wondering what the heck is this?   I kinda went back to sleep as the light dimmed then brightened again and we were easily up at 4.   When we got down, no super shuttle.   4:20, still no shuttle, ... Read more >

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Queenstown to Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | Views [181]

We had a good nights sleep and woke up very, very early for Rhonda’s physical therapy appointment at 7am.   We drove to the office, she went in for treatment and I headed out for a run.   It was pretty chilly, enough to see your breath so I was a little ... Read more >

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Milford Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [314]

Awake in the Milford Sound early to the sound of rain, this was not the start to the day we had hoped for. We headed to get some breakfast and bought some eggs and a loaf of bread at the little store and cooked up some breakfast before the trip. The trip ... Read more >

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Queenstown to Milford Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 3 Nov 2007 | Views [172]

As you can imagine, today was a sleep in day.   Rhonda got lots of sleep but slept well even with the bad back and it was better than the day before but still a ways off from feeling good.   We went back to Vudu for breakfast.   What a treat…Rhonda ... Read more >

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NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [247]

After a pretty good night’s sleep, we woke up and headed down for breakfast at the hotel.   They have a buffet and a few different options…all of it totally overpriced.   We had our choice of bread, ham, cheese, fruit and cereal for $19.   The best ... Read more >

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NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [322]

We woke up today and knew there was lots of adventure stuff to be done!  There are so many choices in the "Adventure Capital of the World" we couldn't do them all but it was time to decide what we were going to do.  We slept in late which was ... Read more >

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Auckland to Queenstown

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Views [223]

Well, we woke up in Auckland and first thing on the agenda was trying to figure out the washer and dryer (its an all in one!) and get our clothes dry before we headed out on our flight to Queenstown.  I was cracking up at Rhonda freaking out at the thing ... Read more >

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NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [184]

Well, we finally made it!  After a long trip, we arrived in Auckland.  It started with a flight to LA and about 8 hrs there where I tried on some wetsuits, we ran some errands, stopped by the Russo's to say hi to Christina and the kids and met Jason for ... Read more >

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