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A Site About Travel, Photos and Fun

And a history of our quest to become Kiwis

The Grand Adventure

Our blog about our travels and adventures on our quest to be Kiwis

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A collection of some of my photos over the years

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Travel blogs from some of our most memorable trips around the world


Recent Posts


  • Elderberries
    One of my favorite memories from growing up was going out in the late summer and picking all the wild berries that grew around Humboldt County. It was always such a joy to eat these wonderful blackberries, huckleberries, thimble berries, salmon berries and know that you didn’t pay a thing for them! Yes, it’s true,Continue reading “Elderberries”
  • Stab Wound
    I am happy to report that the stab wound in my hand is getting much better. And I know what you are thinking. No, I did not get into some brawl at the local Wenatchee honky tonk. I managed to stab myself with my leatherman tool. They profess to be instruments of great versatility, likeContinue reading “Stab Wound”
  • Lake Valhalla
    I fussed around with my new fly reel and concluded that it was a piece of junk. No instructions, just an engineering diagram of all the parts. I pretty much took the thing apart trying to figure out how to switch it from a left-hand retrieve to a right-hand retrieve, but to no avail. SusanneContinue reading “Lake Valhalla”
  • The Count
    The count is 267 days currently. That is, New Zealand Immigration has had our application for 267 days now…not that I’m counting. We really thought we would be there by now, but alas we are not and with the ongoing CF called COVID, I am starting to lose hope a bit. I have tried toContinue reading “The Count”
  • Fuster Cluck
    Today turned out to be a bit of a fuster cluck. More on that later, but first an update on the ongoing celebration called Susanne and Roger bumming around the country. We have settled in nicely to our house up in the mountains outside of Wenatchee. I think Sadie is glad to be settling downContinue reading “Fuster Cluck”