Heading’ Down-Under

Tonight we leave for Sydney, Australia, the start of two months of travel through Australia and New Zealand. After three days in Sydney we will fly to Goldcoast, where we will visit with Sara. We look forward to spending time with her and her silly dog Pilot, seeing the sights, and enjoying the great surf … more

Arrival in Sydney, Day 1

We are here and it feels good to be back. The flight went smoothly–I even managed to catch several hours of sleep (Roy wasn’t quite so lucky) and we got to Auckland ahead of schedule. After an nice break with a strong ‘flat white’ at the airport, we were ready for the second leg of … more

Australia Days 2 and 3

Friday Dec 6 Killing time at the Sydney Airport. Up at 5:00 this morning to head here for our flight to the Gold Coast. Flight cancelled. Air travel in Australia can be like winter air travel in Canada–here it is thunderstorms rather than snow storms that disrupt air travel. Last night the storms grounded many … more

Australia Day 5, Gold Coast

We arrived in Brisbane yesterday about 2:00 pm. Sara, my daughter, picked us up at the airport with Pilot, her goofy greyhound, in the back of the car. She made us a great dinner. Inge went off to bed at a reasonable hour and slept while Sara and I talked until 3 in the morning. … more